Former assistant curator
Anna Corkhill has been fascinated by houses for as long as she can remember.
At last count she has lived in 23 of them – a 25-hectare family farm, crumbling inner-city terrace, granny flat, 1950s fibro shack and everything in between – including a house museum. Her interest in houses, and how their design affects the lives of the people who live in them, led her to complete a degree in architecture, followed by a Masters in Art Curatorship, at the University of Melbourne. In previous museum jobs she has worked on exhibitions at the State Library of Victoria and looked after heritage collections at the Victorian Parliamentary Library. When she was assistant curator at Rouse Hill House & Farm, Elizabeth Farm and Meroogal, Anna loved caring for these precious places, helping to ensure they will be around to spark the imaginations of future generations of house-lovers.