Michael Piggott was University Archivist and Manager, Cultural Collections Group, at the University of Melbourne 1998-2008, after senior appointments at the National Archives of Australia, the Australian War Memorial and the National Library.
He is the author of, among other mostly archival writing,
- A Guide to the Personal Family and Official Papers of CEW Bean (Australian War Memorial, 1983),
- The coconut lancers: a study of the men of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force in New Guinea, 1914-1921 (B Litt thesis, ANU, 1984) and most recently
- Archives and Societal Provenance: Australian Essays (Chandos, 2012).
Michael received an AM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, 2017.