Head Photographs, Film, Sound and Multimedia - Dr Blake Singley
Dr Blake Singley was appointed as Head of Photographs, Film and Sound in 2019. Prior to this he was a Senior Curator of Photographs, Film and Sound at the AWM, Curator of Collections at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and lectured in the School of History at the Australian National University. Dr Singley is on the editorial board of the oldest and most highly-regarded academic journal of Australian history Australian Historical Studies.
Dr Singley received his PhD in History at the Australian National University in 2014. He has been the recipient of the Nancy Keesing Fellowship at the State Library of New South Wales and served as Chief Investigator on the ARC LIEF Grant Restoring Dignity: Networked Knowledge for Repatriation Communities. Dr Singley has published on the history of Australian cookbooks, Indigenous foodways, Indigenous health and environmental history. His current research interests include digital museum practices and the intersections between conflict photography and the history of emotions.
Senior Curator - Stephanie Boyle
Stephanie Boyle joined the Memorial in 2006, having worked as an audio visual archivist since 1997, including time with the National Film and Sound Archie and the National Archives. She has deployed to the Middle East, as well as to military bases around Australia, to conduct oral history interviews with current serving Defence Force members and to develop the Memorial's National Collection. She has delivered research papers at major national conferences with a particular emphasis on oral histories and amateur film. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma (Information Studies) from University of Canberra.
Curator of Photographs - Lauren Hewitt
Lauren Hewitt has a background in photography and fine arts having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Photomedia with Honours) at the Australian National University in 2003. Lauren has always worked in collecting institutions, starting her career at the national Library of Australia (NLA) where she worked with photographic collections as well known as frank Hurley and Wolfgang Sievers; the National Museum of Australia (NMA); and at the Australian Institute of Australian and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). In 2010 she joined the Memrorial curatorial staff and was assistant curator on the Remember Me: The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt exhibition.