Museums Australia (Victoria) offers an annual program of events, workshops, seminars and forums.
Making Australian History Theatrical
Fri 23 Nov, 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
International Museum Theatre Alliance Asia Pacific presents the Symposium:
MAKING AUSTRALIAN HISTORY THEATRICAL
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)
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
4 Parliament Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002