PERSONAL DETAILS

DonGregg

DON GREGG

Museum administration and adult education through museums, particularly in regard to geology

Born in New Zealand in 1927,  my Churchill Fellowship was my first trip away from there.  I graduated in Geology from University of Canterbury in 1950; worked with the NZ Geological Survey, 1950-64; Keeper of Geology, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 1954-71; President, Canterbury Branch, Royal Society of NZ, 1971-72;

Director, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, 1972-91; State President, National Trust of Australia (Tasmania), 1991-94. Still living in Kingston after over 20 years of retirement.

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

1966

My fellowship was awarded in late 1966 in first round of New Zealand awards. From March to September 1967, I visited museums in USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Singapore and Australia, studying geology displays and museum administration.

I attended museum conferences in Montreal and Glasgow. My wife, Daphne, and our then three children met me in Melbourne and spent the final two weeks of tour with me there,in Canberra and Sydney, before we returned home.

 

FELLOWSHIP CONCLUSIONS & OUTCOMES

I designed new geology displays for the Canterbury Museum, and I am sure the Fellowship was instrumental in obtaining my new position in Tasmania