Applications open for Nancy Bamford Research Grants

Applications are invited from students enrolled in postgraduate research degrees for grants to support research conducted at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. The research will primarily use the documentary heritage resources of the Museum Library; manuscripts and archives, photographs, ephemera, maps, and publications including early newspapers.

This year, preference will be given to students developing research interests which make extensive use of the following collections, all of which offer rich opportunities for masters and doctoral theses:

  1. Selected Manuscript Collections
    • Ruth Ross papers (Ref. No. MS-1442)
    • Sir George Douglas Robb papers (Ref. No. MS-526)
    • Barry Brickell papers (Ref. No. MS-2002-22)
  2. Photographic Collections
    • Sparrow Industrial Pictures, Barry McKay, Vahry Photography
    • John Watt Beattie
    • The role of women in the first century of New Zealand photography
    • Photojournalism
  3. The Ephemera Collection

Other research focussing on one or more of the following areas of research, aligned with the Museum’s research interests, may also be considered:

  • Auckland Studies
  • Origins and evolution of biogeography of flora and fauna of New Zealand
  • History and development of cultures
  • Significance and meaning of collections associated with human history
  • New Zealanders at war

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016 and awardees will be notified by Wednesday 21 December 2016.