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Understanding Museums: Australian Museums and Museology

Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien (eds), 2011, Understanding Museums: Australian Museums and Museology, National Museum of Australia.The…Continue

Tags: art, Griffin, Paroissien, science, anthropology

Started Jun 11, 2011

Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
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Are social history exhibitions in our museums still collections oftrophies without reference to their past and what they have to tell usabout Australia and Australians?(Cross posted in Museum 3.0)In…Continue

Tags: &, Art, Gallery/Amanda, Lohrey/, Museum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Gurciullo Sep 2, 2010.

Aphorism
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On the latest BBC World Service Program "The Forum" Indian scholar, student of Hinduism and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Bentley Sep 10, 2009.

Creative Industries Innovation Centre
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What does anybody know about this?Here is the announcement from the VC at the University of Technology Sydney."Lisa Colley has been appointed Director of the Rudd Government’s $17 million Creative…Continue

Tags: UTS, Council, Australia, universities, creativity

Started this discussion. Last reply by maHub Sep 9, 2009.

 

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Understanding Museums: Australian Museums and Museology

Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien (eds), 2011, Understanding Museums: Australian Museums and Museology, National Museum of Australia.The first part of a volume on developments in museums in Australia since the 1960’s has just been published as an e-Book on the web site of the National Museum of Australia.Museums were established across many parts of the Australian continent during the nineteenth century and the early part of the…See More
Jun 11, 2011
Des Griffin commented on Andrew Simpson's blog post Shanghai 2010
"A wonderful blog Andrew. Thank you. I particularly noted the comment about a green future. China's actions in this area are not clear to western politicians. On the other than the gross emissions are still a serious problem notwithstanding that…"
Nov 22, 2010
Sebastian Gurciullo replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"Maybe we should consider crowdsourcing (although we are hardly a crowd yet) the creation of an Australian museums manifesto for today and the future? Any takers? We have the technological means at our disposal and a good range of ideas to contest…"
Sep 2, 2010
Karen O'Donnell replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"What a great concept Des, lets use MANexus for some fiesty debate and discussion! I have already gained much from reading the replies and although I have not read the article I'm gong to venture forth and say I think I agree with many of the…"
Sep 1, 2010
Des Griffin replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"Chritine: I most strongly agree with the paragraph on your post as repeated below. I observed at the outset that if MANexus (and Museum 3.0) are to be more than just an opportunty for gossip then there needs to be an engagement with debates about…"
Aug 25, 2010
Christine Dauber replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"I have been following this debate with some interest but have been hesitant to respond as I have not read the particular article which provoked the discussion. However, by way of credentials to engage, I was awarded a doctorate from the University…"
Aug 25, 2010
Gillian Savage replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"Hi Christine, I think the lakeside restaurant is safe! It is the little cafe tucked away on the lower level beside the 'Garden of Dreams' that has closed. We conducted a Food and Beverage study when the building was being designed. The…"
Aug 25, 2010
Christine Dauber replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"Could you tell me what exactly you mean by the "redundant second cafe"? Redundant to whom? If you mean the restaurant that overlooks the lake where I have enjoyed some wonderful luncheons, I would think that was a great sadness. Offices…"
Aug 25, 2010
Gillian Savage replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
Aug 20, 2010
Gillian Savage replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"I think that the Melbourne Museum works very well for visitors. It is easy to navigate and allows for multiple pathways without back tracking. This gives visitors a lot of flexibility. Yes, it's a bit empty at present, but I think it was built…"
Aug 20, 2010
Robert Heather replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"I understand that the organisers of the Museums Australia conference may be trying to get Amanda along to a session at the conference. Keep an eye out to see if that comes together."
Aug 20, 2010
Des Griffin replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"Lohrey's comments on the National Museum of Australia are as follows" "Like the Melbourne Museum, the NMA gives every appearance of being pre-eminently a showcase for the vanity of its architects. Both buildings have been described as…"
Aug 20, 2010
Christine Dauber replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
Aug 19, 2010
Gillian Savage replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"My experience in researching museum audiences is that most people assume that the objects are authentic, and they value this. In many cases real objects evoke strong feelings of amazement and wonder. In focus groups people often struggle to…"
Jul 28, 2010
Regan Forrest replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"The power of the authentic is in the real object, not the replica. And it is also the case that true stories carry a power that fiction can't match. This would be taken as axiomatic by most museum professionals. But is that how people at large…"
Jul 27, 2010
Gillian Savage replied to Des Griffin's discussion Social History exhibitions - trophies or reflections of the meaning of Australia
"So many ideas and angles raised here. It would be good to see some real evidence about visitor experiences. I have a couple of points that draw on qualitative visitor research and my own observations. Firstly, it is true that a good proportion of…"
Jul 23, 2010

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Co-producing the Museum & What do we think we are Doing?

Over at desgriffindotcom I have posted a note drawing attention to an article by Jim Richardson "A communications revolution – Coproducing the museum" on the Museum Marketing website. I also mention “Radical Hope”: Noel Pearson’s essay on education and Indigenous Australians and a response I have made to that.



I close with some… Continue

Posted on December 22, 2009 at 16:26

Global Climate Change and Museum Advocacy

I have posted a short piece over at my site on Global Climate Change with a link to an important document by Brett Parris of World Vision Australia. I conclude by asking "What will your museum do?" I have cross posted this at Museum 3.0.

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

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