RMIT Design Archives
In 1937 Frances Burke established Australia's first registered textile screenprinting company, Burway Prints. A former student of RMIT, Burke was a significant figure in the Australian textiles field, paving the way for innovative design.
The RMIT Design Archives actively collects material relating to Melbourne design from the twentieth century onwards, and is an integral part of a vibrant research centre in the heart of the city.
Both digital and material, the collections represent historical and contemporary practices which tell the story of Melbourne as a design city, and provide the resources and support for research into Melbourne’s designed environment, design professions and practices. Located within the Design Hub, RMIT Design Archives publishes RDA Journal, develops exhibitions and publishes catalogues, papers and books related to its collections.