About Us

Meet project co-founder Dr Sharyn Volk, an Egyptologist and passionate advocate for disadvantaged students in rural and regional areas in Australia. Sharyn is an object-inspired learning specialist and has extensive experience at both secondary and tertiary levels. She believes in the power of objects and story-telling as pathways to mitigating educational inequality.


Meet project co-founder Dr Annelies Van de Ven who works as an archaeologist and museum researcher at the Université Catholique de Louvain. In following the lives of archaeological objects from excavation to display, Annelies has learned to appreciate the variety of stories that objects can tell. Her experiences in education range from teaching literacy through Latin in primary school, to running field schools for university students on an archaeological site in Georgia.



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