Penelope Ikinger

Collection Manager, International Indigenous Collections

Penny Ikinger has over twenty years' experience in collection management and curation. She has worked with indigenous ethnographic collections from the Pacific Islands, Africa, Asia and the Americas as well as collections from Aboriginal Australia. Prior to joining Museum Victoria she worked in the Anthropology Department at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

Penny graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Classical Studies/Pre-Classical Antiquity) and Deakin University with a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Museum Studies). She has extensive experience working with material culture and indigenous communities from around the globe. In her current position as Collection Manager of International Indigenous Collections, she is responsible for the care of approximately 23,000 objects. The Oceanic ethnographic collection - representing the diverse material cultures of Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia - with over 17,600 objects, is one of the largest and most significant public collections of its kind in the world.

Penny also has a keen interest in archaeology, anthropology, history, contemporary art and music. 

Last updated 10 December 2015

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