Collection Manager, Humanities
Marita Dyson holding the world's largest pink diamond, from the Argyle Diamond Mine in WA.
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria
Marita Dyson’s museum career began in 2003, joining the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection relocation project team after completing a BA in Art History & Japanese language at the University of Melbourne.
In 2004 Marita commenced with Museum Victoria in the Collection Location Systems Department, re-housing and bar-coding thousands of items across the History & Technology, Indigenous Cultures and Natural Sciences collections. During this time Marita worked with an array of collection objects, from gramophone needles to fossil specimens, building extensive experience in the management of diverse collection materials and types in storage and exhibition environments.
In 2007 Marita joined the History & Technology Department as an Assistant Collection Manager, based at Melbourne Museum and primarily caring for social history collections. In this role Marita processes and registers new acquisitions, while also managing collection storage, logistics, tracking and access for exhibitions and research.
Marita has an eye for detail and a heart for stories. She enjoys the methodical work of collection management and the rich histories of the objects she cares for. In her spare time Marita likes drawing, writing songs and researching local history.
Marita is a member of the Australasian Registrars Committee and is Health & Safety Representative for the Humanities Department.
Last updated 21 October 2013