Cultural and physical gifts

You can donate items of significance to RMIT, including collections, artworks, books, manuscripts and other items.

RMIT’s Design Archives actively collects material relating to Melbourne design from the twentieth century onwards, and is an integral part of a vibrant research centre in the heart of the city.

The collections are both digital and physical, and represent historical and contemporary practices which tell the story of Melbourne as a design city. The Archives provide resources and support for research into Melbourne’s designed environment, design professions, students and the public.

Cultural Donations

The collected works of architecture

Renowned Australian architect and RMIT Adjunct Professor, the late Peter Corrigan (1941-2016), left his mark on Melbourne in myriad ways, including RMIT’s Building 8 in Swanston Street. His wife Maggie shares her memories following the family’s gift of documents and books to the RMIT Design Archives.

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The collected works of architecture

Renowned Australian architect and RMIT Adjunct Professor, the late Peter Corrigan (1941-2016), left his mark on Melbourne in myriad ways, including RMIT’s Building 8 in Swanston Street. His wife Maggie shares her memories following the family’s gift of documents and books to the RMIT Design Archives.

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The designs of Phillip Zmood

Automotive designer and RMIT alum Phillip Zmood, who helped conceive some of Australia's most iconic cars, donated a collection of works to the RMIT Design Archives last year for an exhibition.

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The designs of Phillip Zmood

Automotive designer and RMIT alum Phillip Zmood, who helped conceive some of Australia's most iconic cars, donated a collection of works to the RMIT Design Archives last year for an exhibition.

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RMIT Design Archives

The RMIT Design Archives actively collects material relating to Melbourne design from the twentieth century onwards.
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