Independent scholar Robyn Oswald-Jacobs completed a diploma in textile design at RMIT before undertaking a research master’s degree on textile designer Frances Burke. In part as a result of this research the Textile Resource Collection: Australian Fashion and Textile Design was established by the Department of Fashion and Textile Design at RMIT. Managed by Oswald-Jacobs, the centre collected, exhibited and published archival material, later forming the foundation of the RMIT Design Archives. Robyn also designed and delivered cultural heritage projects for RMIT, including re-opening the RMIT Capitol Theatre in 1999 and the development of the RMIT/National Trust Heritage Legal Precinct, Russell Street, Melbourne. Robyn was subsequently appointed business development director (new business) for FutureBrand Australia.