The Berry Family Fellowship is offered every second year for a project exploring an aspect of the social history of Melbourne or Victoria, based on the Library's collections.
The 2012 recipient of the Berry Family Fellowship is Stefan Schutt. Stefan will develop an online social history archive, Signs of the times, to explore changes in industrial and suburban life in Melbourne's west since the 1940s.
Stefan will use web and mobile technologies, Library research and the archives of signwriting firm Lewis & Skinner to create an online repository of images, places and people in Melbourne's west during an era of rapid change.
Members of the public will be invited to upload their knowledge and photos to the online repository, contributing to a rich and evolving 'then and now' archive.