Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) – Wonderland

I am so glad I took the time to see Wonderland at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, better known as ACMI. Considering it was the day after the Museums Galleries Australia Conference and I still had some work to do, I just wanted to spend some time having fun. Luckily, I have a very good friend in Melbourne who was keen to visit with me and get lost in Wonderland.

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MGA Conference – Final Day

I want to begin this blog post by thanking the organisers and sponsors for the Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 2018. Also, a huge shout out to all the wonderful people I met over the four days – including some Twitter friends! I am going to share with you the top 3 things that I will take away from this conference. Firstly, however, here is a quick summary of the day. Continue reading MGA Conference – Final Day

MGA National Conference – Day 3

You know it has been a good day at a conference when your phone battery is on 1% and you have Twitter fatigue. You also start to realise that a portable charger might be a sound investment and you will definitely be acquiring one before the next conference.

I’m trying to structure each blog post a little differently. Yesterday, I summarised a few of the talks, mainly going through what I liked about the day. Today, I’m going to provide a breakdown of what I did throughout the day. I am so grateful to have Twitter helping me out on this one. Continue reading MGA National Conference – Day 3

MGA (Museums Galleries Australia) National Conference – Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of the Museums Galleries Australia 2018 National Conference. While what was discussed wasn’t entirely tailored for the audience, there were still some fascinating topics on offer. Similar to last year’s conference, what I planned on seeing vs what I actually attended was a little different.

Before I continue, I just want to say that the most valuable part of these conferences is meeting new people and catching up with others. Now that I’m so far away from Sydney and Melbourne, I am really valuing this time! Notice that I didn’t use the dreaded word ‘networking’ – this is because it’s so much more than that. I am truly lucky to be a part of such an incredible industry. Continue reading MGA (Museums Galleries Australia) National Conference – Day 1

Museums Australia Conference 2018

I have just arrived in Melbourne for the 2018 Museums Australia Conference. I am so excited for the week ahead! I am even excited to visit the conference venue – the heritage listed Meat Market.

 

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Tomorrow I am attending the Regional, Remote and Community day which looks to be very informative. I hope it is a day filled with ‘what you can do on a small budget’. I will be posting a summary of the conference every day including little sections on what I’ve learnt. Continue reading Museums Australia Conference 2018

The Lady and the Unicorn

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I have been meaning to write this blog post since Tuesday. Needless to say, I am only now finding the time to actually sit down and write my thoughts. The Lady and the Unicorn is currently on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition consists of six large tapestries created by an unknown artist. It is estimated that they were weaved during the 1500s in France. What is pretty incredible is that these tapestries have only been displayed three times outside of France in over a 500 year period! According to the gallery’s website, the tapestries are “considered to be some of the greatest surviving masterpieces of medieval European art”. Continue reading The Lady and the Unicorn

Biennale – Cockatoo Island

Greetings from Sydney! It is so lovely to be back in this city enjoying all the amazing people, places and food. As well as, of course, the wonderful museums and heritage sites. Today I visited my favourite island in the entire world, Cockatoo Island, to see the 21st Biennale of Sydney. It is quite unbelievable to think that two years ago I was working on the island and actually guiding tours to see the artworks that were on display! I visited the island with one of my closest friends, Emily. Continue reading Biennale – Cockatoo Island