Museums Australia (Victoria) offers an annual program of events, workshops, seminars and forums. 

Making Australian History Theatrical [Past Event]

Fri 23 Nov, 9:30 am - 3:45 pm

International Museum Theatre Alliance Asia Pacific presents the Symposium: 


Featuring: Keynote speaker: Robyn Annear.

Robyn Annear is author of five books of history, including Bearbrass and A City Lost & Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne. Her podcast, 'Nothing on TV', present stories from Trove historical newspapers. Currently she is working on a book that will trace the history of all things second-hand.

The Symposium program is as follows:

10.00      Welcome from Martin Green (National Trust of Victoria)

10.05      Keynote: Robyn Annear ‘ Making Australian History Theatrical’ with Q & A

11.15      Morning Tea

11.30      An Amusing Case. Constructing Museum Theatre from Historic Newspapers. Presenters: Jessica Simmonds, Dr Jo Clyne, Patrick Watt. (IMTALAP)

12.15     Making Australian History Theatrical for Secondary and Tertiary Students. Presenters: Peter Wilkins (Come Alive Festival) and Dr David Waldron (Federation University)

1.00       Lunch at venue

1.45       The Great Wife Sale. Presenter: Barry Kay (Sovereign Hill)

2.30       Inside Out: Making Exhibitions Theatrical. Presenter: Rebecca Carland, (Melbourne Museum)

3.15       Q & A:  What are the Challenges of Making Australian Museum Theatre Theatrical? Facilitator Lyn Beasley (IMTALAP)

3.45       Close



Tasma Terrace
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
4 Parliament Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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