There we have it – my first Museums Australia Conference is now over. I’m currently sitting at the airport waiting for the flight back to my other home, Sydney. I am going to structure this post differently to the other two and discuss three main themes or ideas that were raised throughout the day. Each will have spanned over numerous presentations so I’ll make sure to credit the talks when they’re raised. Continue reading “Museums Galleries Australia National Conference: Day 3”
To keep things interesting, I am going to slightly change the format of my post today. Enjoy!
9.00 am – 10.30 am
I arrived at the conference after battling Brisbane’s ‘peak-hour’ traffic. First up was another plenary session consisting of a welcome and talks from Janet Laurence and Megan Cope. Laurence, who is currently in Germany, sent a video for us to view. I was immediately captivated when she started talking about medical history and botanical specimens. Check out her work, ‘Inside the Flower’, which was on display in Berlin. In this installation, you could walk inside a mini-Reichstag looking glasshouse and be instantly surrounded by a variety of medicinal plants. All of her work highlights this relationship between the human and natural worlds.
The first day of the conference is unfortunately over! It was an incredibly interesting day consisting of a workshop at the State Library of Queensland and two sessions of speakers. I have so much to talk about I am going to try and be as succinct as possible.
State Library Workshop
My day started at the State Library of Queensland for a workshop titled Collection Care – Physical, Digital and Disasters! For two hours, we heard from leading conservators at the library about how to care for your collection. The time was divided between three speakers each of whom talked on the general topic of conservation from a different perspective.
I am now in Brisbane eagerly awaiting the Museums Australia Conference. This will be my first MA Conference and I cannot wait! Below is the program for the three days. Everything that’s highlighted is what I’ll hopefully be attending. At the end of each day, I’ll write a summary including a brief outline of the presentations and any key ideas that are raised and discussed. Continue reading “Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 2017”
The People’s Ground Conference runs from the 4th to the 8th of October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the sessions today and present a snapshot paper on the Commissariat Store Museum’s audio guide. Continue reading “The People’s Ground ICOMOS/National Trusts Conference”
If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know I’ve been attending the Australian Historical Association Conference in Sydney. So far it has been an absolutely amazing conference. My paper went well and people seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. Thank you to everyone who attended the session!
I’ve called this entry “Time Machine Please” for one very good reason. Today I attended nine talks two of which mentioned the exhibit: “Life Interrupted: Personal Diaries from World War I”. I immediately jumped onto the State Library of New South Wales website only to find the exhibit had closed last year. Upset is an understatement! I can only hope that they will consider running it again. Continue reading “Australian Historical Association”