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Let's not pretend that Museums Australia is only 22 years old

#MA2015Syd Conference blogAn invitation for a chatI’m interested in the history of Museums Australia and I’m attending the national conference in Sydney 21-24 May.My interest in the history was sparked by involvement in the NSW Branch from 2000 to 2012. After a discussion with two of the association’s respected stalwarts at…See More
May 13
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Art Hits in Emerald City

#ma2015Syd conference BlogTackling a thorny topicStephen Fry has written about them. Geoffrey Robertson and Amal Clooney have been to court about them. The debate continues about the Elgin Marbles. The National Gallery of Australia’s dancing Shiva was the object of our local reflections. At the Museums Australia national conference, panellists Michaela Boland from The Australian and respected academics Robyn Sloggett from the University of Melbourne and Donna West Brett from the University of…See More
May 5
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Come to Sydney to go to Antarctica

#ma2015Syd conference blogIf you are planning to attend the Museums Australia national conference 21-24 May, why not combine your attendance with a visit to the Australian National Maritime Museum exhibition Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica?Billed as “a survival story for the ages”, highlights of the exhibition include the…See More
Apr 30
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Small museum inspiration at Museums Australia conference

#ma2015syd conference blogRefreshing ideasThose working in small museums and remote locations frequently inspire those working in the larger institutions. Remember, at the 2009 Museums Australia’s national conference, the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology’s Edith Cuffe, who livened us up by showing us how to create something out of nothing with an annual medieval dress-up festival in the unlikely State of Queensland? The national conference has also lifted the veil on issues of great…See More
Apr 29

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University Collections under the radar

UWA Winthrop Professor, Ted Snell, has responded with concern over the recently published Talking Points report, commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts, to provide a ‘snapshot’ of the…Continue

Started by rosemary fitzgerald Jun 11, 2014.

Have your say on the Australian Heritage Strategy by June 9

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Art Hits in Emerald City

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Come to Sydney to go to Antarctica

Posted by Paul Bentley on April 30, 2015 at 11:01

Why Universities Collect

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