Macgeorge Bequest Committee of Management

Norman and May Macgeorge

Norman Macgeorge, an artist and patron of the arts, lived at Fairy Hills, Ivanhoe, with his wife May from 1911 until his death in 1952. Further information about Norman and May Macgeorge is provided by the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

The Macgeorge Bequest

On the death of May Macgeorge in 1970, the joint intention cherished by the Macgeorges and expressed in their Wills came into effect. This was to leave to the University of Melbourne their house and land, furniture, paintings, books and all effects, together with some capital. The bequest was to enable the fulfilment of their wish to promote the arts at the University of Melbourne, especially postgraduate study of the arts, and to ensure their house, which had for many years been a centre for encouragement of the arts, continue to be such. A virtual tour of their house and gardens is provided by the Ian Potter Museum of Art.

Management of the Bequest

The University entrusted the administration of the Macgeorge Bequest to a Committee of Management under University trust record 7.98, with responsibility to maintain the house and grounds and to provide for its use in accordance with the intentions of Norman and May Macgeorge. The Committee members are senior academics, curators, administrators and financial advisors.

Calls for applications

Call for 2016 Norman Macgeorge Travelling Scholarships

Application are made online. The closing date for applications is Friday, 8 April 2016.

Call for 2016 Macgeorge Visiting Speaker/Performer Awards

The Macgeorge Bequest Committee of Management (the Committee) seeks nominations from departments of the University of Melbourne (the University) for the Macgeorge Visiting Speaker/Performer Awards (the Awards).

Nominations for Semester 1 are now open and will close on Friday, 17 June 2016. Nominations for Semester 2 will open on Monday, 27 June 2016 and will close on Friday, 2 December 2016. Please note that there are two calls for nominations for 2016.

Call for 2017/2018 Macgeorge Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships

Nominations for the 2017/2018 Macgeorge Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships are now open and will close on Friday 26 August 2016, at 5pm. Information on how to apply can be found in the guidelines.

Committee Secretary

Leanne Fisher
Ph: 8344 4721