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Technical Industry Report – Gallery and Museum Lighting and Air Conditioning

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Technical Industry Report – Gallery and Museum Lighting and Air Conditioning



Museum and Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) is partnering with the Regional and Public Galleries Association of NSW (RPG NSW) to commission a technical industry report on the implications for the Australian public museum and gallery sector of:

a)  the Federal Government’s phase-out of inefficient incandescent lamps;…

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Added by Leisha Lawrence on April 8, 2011 at 12:17 — No Comments

Multi-touch with a touch of spice

In the Museums Australia (NSW) symposium Place, Space & Identity: New Directions for NSW Museums at Macquarie University 18-19 April, Object Consulting and Red & Robin, will demonstrate multi-touch technology using the example of the exhibition A Touch of Spice: Indian Sydney, with photography by Effy Alexakis and research by historian Leonard Janiszewski. Multi-touch refers to a broad category of devices that allow interaction from multiple users at once. The…

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Added by Paul Bentley on April 2, 2011 at 23:08 — No Comments

Renaissance, Reformation and Reinventing the Wheel

Alec Coles, CEO of Western Australian Museum, is among three keynote speakers who have joined the list of presenters in the Museums Australia (NSW) symposium Place, Space, and Identity: New Directions for NSW Museums, 18-19 April.In his presentation, Renaissance,…

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Added by Paul Bentley on March 26, 2011 at 15:17 — No Comments

What if museums didn't exist

…and Australian governments said they would provide about three quarters of a billion dollars to help develop them, what would you invent? Would you create a new policy regime to replace the current funding quagmire? This may be one of the questions occupying the minds of those preparing presentations for Place, Space & Identity: New Directions for NSW Museums, the MA NSW symposium at Macquarie University 18-19 April.  Early bird rates have just been extended to 1 April. With…

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Added by Paul Bentley on March 10, 2011 at 20:28 — No Comments

2011 Global Curator Exchange Program

Would you like a chance to go to Houston, USA in May to attend the American Association Annual Meeting? This event is one of the largest museum gatherings in the world, featuring hundreds of papers, worshops and a huge trade show. It’s a great opportunity for international networking and exchanging the latest ideas in the museum industry.

The Historians’ National Network of Museums Australia and the Curators’ Committee of the American Association of…

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Added by Alison Wishart on February 21, 2011 at 12:59 — No Comments

M&GSQ statement of support for Qld communities affected by Flood

Museum and Gallery Services Queensland extends its thoughts to the communities affected by the devastating widespread flooding.



In response to the flooding, M&GSQ is undertaking the following actions:

A register of flood affected organisations is available to download. M&GSQ will continue to update the…
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Added by Ann Baillie on January 25, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

Announcing preliminary details of the 2011 National Conference.

Museums Australia WA branch is pleased to announce preliminary details of the 2011 National Conference.

For the first time the 2011 Museums Australia National Conference will be held in conjunction with the National Symposium of the Interpretation Association of Australia.

MAWA and IAA(WA) will host this combined conference at the soon to be opened State Theatre Centre located in the revitalised Perth…

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Added by Jane King on December 13, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

The Australian National University and National Museum of Australia Scholarship for students enrolled in Museums and Collections Graduate coursework programs in 2011

The scholarship shall be available to assist students with the completion of the Master of Liberal Arts (Museums and Collections), and the Graduate Certificate in Liberal Arts (Museums and Collections) at the Australian National University. The scholarship will be warded on the basis of:

a) academic merit;

b)work experience in a relevant area; and

c)a demonstrated commitment to the field of study.

For Further information and Application forms…

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Added by Sarah Scott on November 29, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

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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Added by Andrew Simpson on November 20, 2010 at 5:42 — 4 Comments

Museums with libraries and archives

OCLC published a report last week that may be of interest to museums with library and archival collections and smaller museums with more than objects. Taking Our Pulse: the OCLC Research Survey of Special Collections and Archives, by Jackie M Dolley and Katherine Luce (http://www.oclc.org/research/news/2010-10-27.htm) surveys collections in North American research and university libraries, but it also… Continue

Added by Paul Bentley on November 4, 2010 at 17:29 — 1 Comment

Museums and technology: 6 trends and challenges

I’ve just come across the following report which may be of interest to Manexus colleagues. The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts, the museum-focused branch of the New Media Consortium, has published the 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition. The report describes six emerging technologies likely to have a significant impact on museum education and interpretation over the next five years: mobile services, social media, augmented reality,… Continue

Added by Paul Bentley on October 25, 2010 at 12:05 — No Comments

2011 Pilot Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program

Museum and Gallery Services Queensland has launched a pilot Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program for 2011 for paid staff and volunteers working in regional Queensland museums and galleries.



With the financial support of Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), M&GSQ will offer four types of programs in 2011:



• Gallery Mentorship and Museum Mentorship…

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Added by Aimee Board on October 20, 2010 at 16:45 — No Comments

UQAM Seminar 2010: Models of Exchange, Residencies & Collaborations with Asia



When: Thursday 25 November 2010, 12.30pm-5.30pm

Where: University of Queensland Art Museum and ICTE Auditorium, Sir Llew Edwards Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia

Cost: $60; $50 concession, volunteers, students, MAQ/RGAQ members; $20 groups of 6 or more (f/t and p/t students and volunteers only)



Keynote presentation by… Continue

Added by Aimee Board on October 20, 2010 at 16:43 — No Comments

Queensland Gallery and Museum Achievement Award Winners Announced!

Museum and Gallery Services Queensland proudly announced the winners of the 2010 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at a gala event on Friday 15 October hosted by the Caloundra Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast Council.



Special guest, Jenny Galligan, Executive Director – Arts Development, Arts Queensland presented the awards to this year’s recipients, and officially launched the 2011 Pilot Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program as a part of the… Continue

Added by Leisha Lawrence on October 19, 2010 at 11:46 — No Comments

MA WA website is currently experiencing technical difficulties.

Sorry guys,

Our website is currently experiencing technical problems and is offline.

We'll let you know when we are back up and running.

Added by Jane King on October 5, 2010 at 19:04 — No Comments

Dinosaurs Climate Change and Biodiversity



Queensland Museum Strategic Learning is pleased to advise Australian teachers and museum educators of a new on-line learning web resource that was launched this week called…

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Added by David Milne on September 14, 2010 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Burke and Wills 150th commemorations

August 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the departure of the illfated expedition by Burke & Wills.

The Royal Society of Victoria has organised a range of events around the country to commemorate this anniversary including expeditions, exhibitions and re-enactments and a number of online resources have been established for research and educational use.

Full details and updates of the program are available at the official 150th anniversary site…

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Added by Robert Heather on August 27, 2010 at 11:12 — No Comments

Museums Australia National Conference 2010 - Program now available online

The program for the Museums Australia 2010 National Conference "Interesting Times: New roles for collections" is now available online at http://www.ma2010.com.au/program.asp

The conference is being held at the University of Melbourne from 28 September until 2 October 2010 and some of keynote speakers will include:

  • Professor Richard Sandell, Director and Head of Department of Museum Studies, University of…
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Added by Robert Heather on August 27, 2010 at 11:04 — No Comments

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