Brief History of the unit. Could use Steve's chapter in '25 years' as a basis.
1978 - SCVA opened, with the School of Art History alongside. Non- western lectureship established funded by RS.
1984 – Sainsbury’s inspired by visits to New York primitivism exhibitions. Realised no specialist dept existed in UK so SRU proposed
1986 - Art collection obviously great resource but specialist books reqd so purchased John Donne library.
1988 - Early photos of SCVA. Empty Living area photo (see Library poster). SRU began operations with 2 faculty, 2 library/support staff. MA course started with 3 MA students. Raymond Firth Inaugural lecture – link to audio file?
1989 – First Phd student,
19?? - Donation from John Hewitt of early voyages
1993 – Fellowship programme established
19?? – Robert Sainsbury scholarship established
2000 – Death of RS, donation of his personal books and archives.
2006 – Pacific encounters exhbition
200? – New student mezzanine opens
200? – Biography of a building uses Archive material
200? – Steve appointed Professor – link to Inaugural lecture?
20?? – Fijian Art Research project
2013 – 25th Anniversary symposium
2014 – Death of Lisa Sainsbury
2014 – Henry Moore exhibition uses SRU archive material
2015 – Stats: List achievements in numbers? e.g. how many MA and PHds graduated, how many conferences, publications etc. Ref ratings? No of books in library.