Dr Sophie Couchman

Research Assistant, Victorian College of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

The University of Melbourne

Sophie is a curator and historian who is interested in Australia’s migration history. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at La Trobe University and has published in the field of Chinese-Australian history for many years.

She was curator at the Chinese Museum for seven years and since then has been involved in a wide range of projects including: co-curator of the exhibition British Migrants: Instant Australians? (Immigration Museum), researcher for the ‘Camera at Work’ about photographic representation of factory work in Victoria (Museums Victoria), researcher on Series 2 of ‘Shooting the Past’ (ABC RN), curator on the Invisible Farmer project (Museums Victoria), project manager on Makassar-Yirrkala artist exchange and Gunditjmara Alive (University of Melbourne) and co-host of three Chinese Australian Hometown Heritage Tours to Hong Kong and southern China.