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Dr Ray Marginson AM, 1985

Michael Meszaros

cast bronze medallion on wood plaque (support: 23.7 cm x 18.8 cm depth 3.5 cm)

Dr Ray Marginson AM was Vice-Principal of the University of Melbourne from 1966 to 1988. Founder of the University's Potter Gallery, he recently established the Victorian Jazz Archive in conjunction with ScreenSound Australia. From 1988 to 1994 he was President of the Museum of Victoria. He spent ten years as part-time Chairman of Melbourne Water and during this period was closely involved with its parks' development programme. An annual landscape design scholarship in his name is offered at Burnley Horticultural College.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001
© Andor and Michael Meszaros

Accession number: 2001.52

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Michael Meszaros (age 40 in 1985)

Dr Ray Marginson AM

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Education and research

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Dr Ray Marginson AM (8 portraits)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.