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This issue of INSITE includes articles about various types of miniatures in collections and what drives our fascinations with them. The edition also includes an interview  with Susan Cross, guest of the 2011 National Conference, and information about Victorian Collections, MAP, Museum Practice Videos and our 2013 state conference.

Cover image: Dr Tanya Hill, Astronomer for the Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks,  with a LEGO model of the ATLAS detector, a major component of the Large Hadron Collider. Museum Victoria. Photographer, Benjamin Healley. Copyright Museum Victoria 2012.
http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/mv-blog/jul-2012/higgs-boson-found

Contents

John Kean, Independence Curator & writer [page 2]
The Day the Diorama Died
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The California Academy of Sciences: http://www.calacademy.org
For an article by John Kean on Museum Victoria’s, McCoy Hall Dioramas go to:
http://museumvictoria.com.au/history/dioramas.html

Dr Linda Young, Deakin University [page 3]
Small, Tiny, Minute: the appeal of the miniature
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For more about Cockington Green visit:
http://www.cockingtongreen.com.au/index.html
For more about the Mirror of the Worlds Exhibition:
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/mirror-world

Dr Andrew Jamieson, University of Melbourne [page 4]
Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals
https://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/tickets
You can book online at: http://www.mavic.asn.au/events
http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whatson/current-exhibitions/the-wonders-of-ancient-mesopotamia

Robin Sadler, Benalla Costume & Pioneer Museum [page 5]
The House in Miniature
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~benmus
Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House:
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/queenmarysdollshouse

Paul Galloway, Melbourne Theatre Company [page 7]
Artists and Models
http://www.mtc.com.au
The full interview with Tracy Grant Lord is now on the MTC website:
http://www.insidemtc.com/search/label/Set
For information about the Performing Arts Centre collections go to: http://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/discover/collections-and-research.aspx

Dr Jan Croggon Interview with Susan Cross, Interpretelling Anyone? [page 8]
www.telltale.co.uk
You can read more about Interpretelling at:
http://susancrosstelltale.com/category/interpretelling
At the Frontier 2011 MA Conference:
http://www.atthefrontier2011.com.au/index.html
The 2012 MA Conference is in Adelaide on from 24-28 September. For information go to: http://ma2012.org.au/index.asp?IntCatId=14
For more information from the Croke Park Museum visit:
http://www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum/gaa-archive/gaa-museum-irish-times-articles/bloody-sunday,-1920
The Fremantle Prison:
http://www.fremantleprison.com.au/Cultural_Heritage/heritagesignificance/nationalheritagelist/Pages/default.aspx
Kings Park Botanical Gardens:
http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au

Elizabeth Marsden, MA (Vic), Museums Aotearoa Conference 2012 [page 10]
To read other reflections about the conference go to:
http://blog.museumsaotearoa.org.nz
View presentations from sessions at:
http://blog.museumsaotearoa.org.nz/tag/haami-piripi
For more about Te Ahu visit:
http://www.teahu.org.nz
To view the Museums Aotearoa, Collaboration in Practice conference programme go to:
http://www.museums-aotearoa.org.nz/Site/conference-2012/programme/default.aspx
For more information about Museums Aotearoa visit:
http://www.museums-aotearoa.org.nz/Site/Default.aspx

State Conference 2013 [page 11]
www.mavic.asn.au/stateconference

Napoleon Viewing [page 11]
Napoleon Revolution to Empire is on until 2 October, for details visit:
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/napoleon

Peta Knott, MA (Vic), Victorian Collections Celebrates [page 12]
www.victoriancollections.net.au

Cassie May, MA (Vic), Farewell Hilary Newton [page 12]
For a list and link of all of the MAP museums go to:
http://www.mavic.asn.au/museum_accreditation_program/victorias-accredited-museums

Announcing the first of our Museum Practice Videos [page 13]
Online Practical Training:
http://www.mavic.asn.au/resources/practical-training
City of Melbourne:
http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au
Public Records Office (Victoria):
http://prov.vic.gov.au
The National Standards for Australian Museums & Galleries:
http://www.mavic.asn.au/museum_accreditation_program/museum-standards

Dimity Mapstone, MA (Vic),  Apps & Online [page 13]
80 Days That Changed Our Lives
http://www.abc.net.au/archives/80days
http://www.abc.net.au/archives
Wikipedia-town
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouthpedia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9guSj8fFAg
Now and Then: real-world exhibitions of an online project
http://www.hht.net.au/whats_on/exhibitions/exhibitions/now_and_then
http://open.abc.net.au/posts/geraldton-now-and-then-exhibition-80il6yr/in/tags/exhibition
The Steve Tagger
http://tagger.steve.museum

Museum News [page 14]
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village Boat Yard Works
www.flagstaffhill.com/history-queries/historic-wooden-boat-yard
www.facebook.com/pages/Flagstaff-Hill-Maritime-Village-Warrnambool/477261195301
Hamer Hall reopens
www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Ford Discovery Centre Closure
www.facebook.com/forddiscoverycentre
Tjukktjanu tours to Paris
www.quaibranly.fr/en/programmation/exhibitions/soon/the-sources-of-aborigine-painting.html
PGAV conference at MONA
www.pgav.org.au
Johnson Collection & Romance was Born
www.johnstoncollection.org
Horsham Redevelopment
www.facebook.com/pages/Horsham-Regional-Art-Gallery/94151163177?ref=sgm
Jazz Archive’s New Lease of Life
www.vicjazzarchive.org.au
Como Closed to General Admission
www.comohouse.com.au
Bendigo Art Gallery Development
www.bendigoartgallery.com.au
Wangaratta Art Gallery Silver Jubilee
www.wangaratta.vic.gov.au/recreation-leisure/art-gallery

Laura Miles, (MA (Vic), Branch News [page 16]
State Conference 2013
www.mavic.asn.au/stateconference
Victorian Museum Awards
http://www.mavic.asn.au/awards/attend-the-awards
Museum Practice Videos Launched
www.mavic.asn.au/resources/online-training

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