The May-July 2016 Philanthropy issue of INSITE looks at the different types of philanthropy being cultivated in museums and galleries.
Our Cover is E. Phillips Fox, Bathing Hour, 1909. Oil on canvas, 180.0 x 112.0 cm. From the collection of the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, T.C. Stewart Bequest Fund, 1952, Acc. No. 318. The painting was purchased with funds from the T.C. Stewart Bequest Fund. www.castlemainegallery.com
Erin Wilson (Page 2)
A Philanthropic Partnership: the Southern Way McClelland Commission
In a unique philanthropic partnership spanning twenty-five years the Southern Way and McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery will commission fourteen major public sculptures. McClelland retains ownership of each sculpture for loan to Southern Way for display on the freeway for four years before it enters their collection. www.mcclellandgallery.com
Fiona Menzies (page 4)
Building Creative Partnerships & Philanthropy
Fiona Menzies shares tips for building significant and lasting philanthropic relationships that will contribute to your organisations sustainability. creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au
Anthony Knight (page 5)
The Bequest of Beleura House and Garden
Before John Tallis died in 1996 leaving his house Beleura in Mornington to the people of Victoria, he requested that it become a house museum. In 2004 it opened to the public under the care of The Tallis Foundation. Anthony Knight shares the story of the philanthropic vision of John Tallis and his gift of Beleura to Victoria. www.beleura.org.au
Dr Jo Clyne (page 7)
Inland Philanthropy: the Flying Doctor Service
The Royal Flying Doctor’s Service is a charitable structure that provides medical support to regional and remote Australians. With the assistance of the History Teachers Association Victoria the story of this service will be made available in a virtual museum tour, increasing awareness and contributing to community goodwill and funding support. www.flyingdoctor.org.au
Rebecca Lush (page 8)
Digitisation and Archive Digging: an intern’s view
Rebecca Lush travelled from NSW to do an internship at the Accredited Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History. She shares her experience of archive and digital research to expand online access to the collection. www.anzca.edu.au/about-anzca/geoffrey-kaye-museum
Samantha Fabry (page 9)
Moving the Freemason’s Victoria Library & Museum
The Freemasons Victoria Library & Museum collection documents the history of Freemasonry in Victoria. Many hidden treasures were rediscovered while preparing the collection for storage and relocation. Samantha Fabry tells us about the process for moving such a large collection. www.freemasonsvic.net.au/our-history/library-museum
Rosemary Hanscombe (page 10)
Student Volunteer Program
Museums Australia (Victoria) is continuing a partnership with Deakin University to match postgraduate Museum Studies students with a range of collecting organisations in Victoria. www.mavic.asn.au/museum_accreditation_program
Kitty Owens (page 11)
Local Government and Cultural Collections Report
The Exhibition Services program at MA (Vic) has conducted a research project into Victorian Local Government Cultural Collections and the work that councils do supporting community collections. The report on findings will be available in June. www.mavic.asn.au/exhibition_services
Apps & Online
This INSITE column lists some links to websites or apps relating to collections or museum practice. It is compiled for INSITE by the Digital and Emerging Technologies team at Museum Victoria. The items mentioned are information listings and have not been tested or reviewed by the authors or MA (Vic).
Use this app to peruse NMA portraits and learn more about people who have shaped Australia.
Australian Museum Trailblazers Kids App
Pick a character, use the radar & clues to find all the items for your trip.
An app from the Australian National Maritime Museum encourages children to explore our links with the sea through pictures, movies and puzzles.
Launched in late 2015, the NGV guide offers new ways for people to experience and connect with the NGV Collection.
National Gallery of Australia
A re-branded website and an app that can inspire you or help you find your way around.
The campaign allows people to experience the APT8 exhibition with SBS food personality and artist, Poh Ling Yeow.
State Library New South Wales Stories
Showcasing people, places and ideas inspired by the collection and the library community.
Wellcome Collection Digital Stories
A project bringing collections alive through online storytelling.