Tue 17 Oct, 2017
Museums Australia (Victoria) in conjunction with the Green Museum project are pleased to announce the installation of Solar PV generation at the Echuca Historical Society, Dickson St, Echuca.
Join us in the Great Museum Debate as we discuss the contentious topic ‘Museums Are Boring.' This is your chance to watch museum professionals deliberate their own existence, and watch comedians expose fabulous and ridiculous museum experiences. Post-debate socialising and further arguments will be held downstairs at the Moat bar and restaurant. Don't miss out on this invigorating and enjoyable event.
A hands-on workshop that covers the fundamentals of collection management and cataloguing, using the Victorian Collections system.
Three GLAM professionals share their insights and experiences visiting international museums and galleries this year. They hold nothing back to tell us what they loved and loathed and their presentations are designed to inspire, educate and inform. This evening includes an introductory tour of the Islamic Museum of Australia and light refreshments.
INSITE magazine is about the people and stories that together make up our diverse Victorian museum and gallery community. With interviews, articles, and industry news, it is essential reading for all staff and volunteers in the sector.
This issue of INSITE is on the theme 'Green Museums' and features articles about how museums and galleries are addressing sustainability, including articles on ‘Roadside Arks’, the Museums and Climate Change Network, the sustainability measures being implemented at Museums Victoria and in the building design for the new Shepparton Art Museum, as well as coverage and photos from the 2017 Victorian Museum Awards.
Our cover image is of Grasslands, 2014, Linda Tegg. Grasslands recreated pre-settlement grasslands in the State Library Victoria forecourt in collaboration with John Delpratt, a University of Melbourne horticulturist and ecologist. Photo: Matthew Stanton. Linda Tegg is the inaugural artist for the University of Melbourne School of Geography’s Artist in Residence program (AiRG). The residency invites artists to explore geographical ideas around contemporary social and environmental processes. Linda Tegg's project Sensing Climate, is investigating geographical ‘practices of looking’ at changing physical and social environments in situ: in the lab, in the field, in the archive, and in the office.
MA (Vic) members automatically receive four issues of INSITE per year. If you are not a member, you can Subscribe to INSITE online. Interstate members of Museums Australia can subscribe at a special rate.