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Initial takeaways from Museums Australia 2012

September 28, 2012

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Museums Australia 2012 is wrapping up today with a day targeted at regional, remote and community museums, which I will only get to a little of due to flight times. However, I wanted to write up my experiences of the rest of the conference, which has been hugely interesting. Of particular use was the opportunity […]

Dispatch from Museums Australia Conference 2012

September 27, 2012

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I am writing to you from a quiet dawn moment of sleeplessness whilst at the Museums Australia Conference in Adelaide, South Australia. This is my first mainstream museum conference, and also my first Australian museum conference. Until now, I have been closeted safely within the confines of the museum technology community, and have been more […]

A Museum Genome Project?

September 23, 2012

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Superquick post. I just noticed that Jasper Visser has written about the blurring of boundaries between things; between art fairs and libraries, between shops, restaurants and galleries. The delineations between institutions or organisations once seemingly quite distinct are becoming less so. Or, as Jasper puts it, “The label becomes less important.” As much as we’ve […]

Crowdfunding, hype & the Goddamn Tesla Museum

September 17, 2012

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There must have been a collective intake of breathe from museum professionals around the world last month when Matthew Inman from The Oatmeal put the call out to build a Goddamn Tesla Museum, inviting donations and support via Indiegogo.  The crowdfunding project has now raised more than $1.2million, with the city of New York promising […]

#drinkingaboutmuseums – Sydney – Wednesday 19 September

September 11, 2012

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What better way to spend Ask A Curator day than by drinking about museums? Not only can those on Twitter join in the worldwide Q&A with curators by following the #askacurator hashtag, those in Sydney can hold their own discussions about all things museums. This will give us ample opportunity to dissect the curatorial chatter, […]

Inside/Outside: Criticising museum practice

September 8, 2012

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Given the ostensible parameters and protocols of the call for contributions to this volume, I am given to imagine myself as one of a group of contributors situated “outside” a (museum) “profession” and “looking in,” as a “scholar who has written books about museums but who [is] trained and work[s] in other disciplinary areas.” In […]

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