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University Of Melbourne. Department Of Fine Arts
History : The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne was established in 1946, when Professor Joseph Terence Burke (1913-1992) was appointed the inaugural Herald Chair of Fine Arts. Conceived of by Sir Daryl Lindsay, the Chair was designed, in the words of the financier Keith Murdoch, 'for teaching the understanding and appreciation of the fine arts and the application of their principles and practice to the life of the community'. Beyond being a role confined to the University of Melbourne, the Herald Chair occupied by Burke from 1946, through to his retirement in late 1978, was fundamental in developing art education and appreciation in Melbourne and more broadly Australia Source Department of Fine Arts 1986.0037
Activities/Occupation: Art historians, University Department
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