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The Miegunyah Bequests of Russell and MAB Grimwade
Author: John/Thomas

ISBN: 9780522867206
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1 July 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 19.1 x 3.3
Russell Grimwade had a clear and concise vision for his philanthropy, which balanced a strongly held sense of place and tradition with enlightened scientific innovation. Some recipients of the Grimwades' largesse had been pre-determined in establishing the bequests, building upon Russell's earlier commitment to biochemical research, for instance, while seeking to realise his long-held desire to fund the 'birth of an antipodean Clarendon Press' at Melbourne University Press. With the establishment of the Miegunyah Fund Committee in 1991, the Grimwades' philanthropy has enabled an exciting range of initiatives and programs.

For more than two decades, Australia has benefited from the visits of almost a hundred international academics and thought leaders under the auspices of the Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows program. The University's cultural colletions have been enriched by the extraordinary treasures of the Grimwade collections, encompassing significant works of art as well as rare books and items of Australiana.

Russell Grimwade's passion for chemistry, appreciation of art, and sense of obligation to preserve the past for f...

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