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An invitation for a chat
My interest in the history was sparked by involvement in the NSW Branch from 2000 to 2012. After a…Continue
Posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:30
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Tackling a thorny topic
Stephen 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…Continue
Posted on May 5, 2015 at 10:15
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If 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 stunning Frank Hurley…Continue
Posted on April 30, 2015 at 11:01
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Those 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…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2015 at 10:00