Robyn van Dyk joined the Memorial as part of the Research Centre in 2002 and has been the Acting Head of the Research Centre since December 2011. Robyn was assistant curator for the Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse exhibition in 2006 and is currently co-curating the First World War centenary exhibition Anzac voices. She is the concept leader for Anzac Connections, the Memorial’s major centenary web initiative to increase the National Collection’s online availability and enhance the Collection in the digital environment. With postgraduate degrees in History and Library and Information Management, Robyn has published widely and delivered research papers at major national conferences. In October 2012, Robyn travelled to Afghanistan as the Memorial’s Official Curator, and spent several weeks observing conditions and collecting records and objects for the National Collection.

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