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Rethinking University Museums

An article in the current (autumn 2014) edition of Museums Australia Magazine is an attempt to capture some of the recent changes in the turbulent world of higher education regarding university museums and collections.  Here's a link to the article.Rethinking university museumsSee More
Jun 3, 2014
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May 11, 2014
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Apr 13, 2014
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Why Universities Collect

How are a 3D printed copy of an ancient artefact, a Dhoeri Headdress from Torress Strait, an iconic image of Christine Keeler, the lower jaw section of a sperm whale and a John Brack portrait of Sir Garfield Barwick and Professor A. G. Mitchell related?  They are all items within the collections of Sydney’s third university.  They all form part of the academic enterprise of higher education, each one is a window into the questions that have occupied the minds of staff and students throughout…See More
Apr 13, 2014
Andrew Simpson added a discussion to the group CAUMAC
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CAUMAC wordpress site

Hi everyone,Just a reminder to keeping checking on the CAUMAC blog site as we attempt to build it.Recent additions include some copies of previous newsletters and our annual report to Museums Australia for 2013.You can find all this at:-http://caumac.wordpress.com/news/CheersAndrewSee More
Dec 26, 2013
Andrew Simpson commented on Andrew Simpson's group CAUMAC
"Hi CAUMACians and seasons greetings, On the CAUMAC wordpress site there is a short report about a conference I attended recently at the University of Ghent all about university museums and academic…"
Dec 15, 2013
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University Museums and Academic Heritage

Here's a link to a short report on a colloquium about academic heritage held recently at the University of Ghent.http://caumac.wordpress.com/positioning-academic-heritage-in-ghent/#!See More
Dec 15, 2013
Andrew Simpson commented on Andrew Simpson's group CAUMAC
"Hi everyone, After the last CAUMAC AGM at the MA Conference in Canberra, we have a (slightly) new committee. We also decided to set up a wordpress site for the group and will be attempting to build links with as many Australian University Museums…"
Aug 3, 2013
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CAUMAC

CAUMAC is the Council of Australian University Museums and Collections.
Jun 19, 2013
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CAUMAC

CAUMAC is the Council of Australian University Museums and Collections.
May 10, 2013
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CAUMAC

CAUMAC is the Council of Australian University Museums and Collections.
Apr 25, 2013
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Apr 4, 2013
Andrew Simpson added a discussion to the group CAUMAC
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CQU Art Manager

The Role: Are you an innovative, enthusiastic and experienced arts practitioner, gallery curator or collection manager – looking for your next big challenge?  CQUniversity is seeking an Arts Collection Manager who will develop and implement a strategic vision for the University’s art collection, which holds more than 500 works including significant Australian works from the 1970s, Indigenous and contemporary pieces.  This is a rare opportunity to make a mark and grow the University’s collection…See More
May 10, 2012
Andrew Simpson replied to Andrew Simpson's discussion Change management proposal for ECU's Art Collection in the group CAUMAC
"Yes it probably is time for another Cinderella Report.  Interesting to think about the possible focus or foci. Cheers Andrew"
May 10, 2012
Clare Gervasoni replied to Andrew Simpson's discussion Change management proposal for ECU's Art Collection in the group CAUMAC
"Hello Andrew, The situation at Edith Cowan is very disturbing. Thank you for writing the letter on behalf of CAUMAC.   Kerry Cox was formerly the University of Ballarat Vice Chancellor. He did not leave a happy workforce at Ballarat. NTEU…"
Apr 18, 2012
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Change management proposal for ECU's Art Collection

Dear CAUMAC members,I recently received messages from members about a change management proposal at Edith Cowan University that will involve disestablishment of the Art Curator's position.For your information I've attached a letter written on behalf of CAUMAC to the Vice Chancellor of ECU, Professor Kerry Cox.  Also attached is some press coverage that the issue has received recently from the West Australian weekend of March 17 & 18.I believe other organisations have also written to ECU…See More
Apr 18, 2012

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Why Universities Collect

How are a 3D printed copy of an ancient artefact, a Dhoeri Headdress from Torress Strait, an iconic image of Christine Keeler, the lower jaw section of a sperm whale and a John Brack portrait of Sir Garfield Barwick and Professor A. G. Mitchell related?  They are all items within the collections of Sydney’s third university.  They all form part of the academic enterprise of higher education, each one is a window into the questions that have occupied the minds of staff and students throughout…

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Posted on April 13, 2014 at 7:41

University Museums and Academic Heritage

Here's a link to a short report on a colloquium about academic heritage held recently at the University of Ghent.

http://caumac.wordpress.com/positioning-academic-heritage-in-ghent/#!

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 8:00

Shanghai 2010

Over 3300 museum people have descended on Shanghai for the 2010 ICOM conference. The main sessions are being held at the World Expo site next to the Huangpu River.



Things happen on a different human scale in China. This is by far the largest ICOM meeting ever. The World Expo closed at the end of October after attracting a phenomenal 70 million visitors. Just a few short years ago, Shanghai had about 6 metro train lines running through the…

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Posted on November 20, 2010 at 5:42 — 4 Comments

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