This Award is an opportunity for an adventurous student who wants to explore the world of entomology. It allows them to access the oldest entomology collection from Australia.
The student will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s Macleay Collections and use the specimens and objects as a provocation to think about global and/or regional environmental change.
The Macleay Collections contain specimens from the earliest scientific expeditions to Australia and the Pacific region. The Collections include one of Australia’s most precious natural specimens, a tiny flea Charles Darwin discovered in South America while eating an armadillo.
Our Macleay curators are responsible for the preservation of a wide range of natural history material, including insect, mammal bird, fish, and shell specimens.
The award is sponsored by Iain McCalman (respected cultural historian and highly-skilled Professor of History the Humanities), and encourages students look at historical objects as a starting point for thinking about past and future in a warming planet.