Harriet Edquist is professor of architectural history and director of the Design Archives at RMIT University, Melbourne. She is an author and curator and has published widely on Australian architecture, design and art. Recent publications include Building a New World: a history of the State Library of Victoria 1853-1913 (2013), and, Shifting gear. Design, innovation and the Australian car which accompanied an exhibition she co-curated with David Hurston at the NGV in 2015. For many years she has been engaged in research into migration, place and memory and has produced publications and exhibitions on European emigres, the Scottish diaspora and early colonial migrations to and within Australia.