Professor Diane Kirkby was the honoured guest at the recent Christmas breakup of the La Trobe University Art History Alumni.
The Art History Alumni members were very happy to host a presentation for Diane. Members, administrative staff and previous committee members were present including Dr Joan Barclay Lloyd who is on leave from her research work in Rome. Joan was a founding academic member of the Art History Alumni.
Diane was presented with a Life Membership. The award was in recognition of Professor Kirkby’s strong support of the Art History Alumni over many years. Catherine Thomson (President) spoke of Diane’s willingness to be both an adviser and a liaison with the University and the Art History students. Her support has been instrumental in the success of the chapter.
The committee have, as a result, been in a position to offer financial assistance to the Art History Students in the form of awards and prizes and additional funding for academic services in the teaching areas.
The committee is very pleased to recognise a significant and very fruitful partnership.