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. INSITE is a hard-copy magazine that is published four times a year.


INSITE Magazine

February - April 2018 / Unusual Jobs

This issue is on the theme ‘Unusual Jobs’ and features articles about a variety of roles that reflect the diversity of jobs that are required in museums and galleries. Expect to read about buying at auction, farming demonstrations, teaching zoology, interpretation with costume, and specialist conservation.

Other articles in this issue are an update from the 2017 prize winners of Victorian Museum Awards (2018 nominations open 16 April), a summary of the 2018 recipients of the Roving Curator program and summary of our Digital Communications Survey. There are our regular columns of Museum News, Apps & Online and Branch News that will bring you up-to-date with sector info. Find a full list of the contents for the issue here.

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In this Issue

Dr Moya McFadzean with Melba paperweight. Photo: Jon Augier. Image © Museums Victoria.

When Donations are Not Enough: buying objects for museum collections

It was a tense day when Museums Victoria staff prepared to bid at auction for several significant objects for the Melba collection. Dr Moya McFadzean shares the experience and suspense of this infrequent job.

Rohan Long at the Tiegs Collection, University of Melbourne. Photo: Roisin O'Dwyer.

The Tiegs Zoology Museum: a natural history teaching collection

Rohan Long cares for the Tiegs Zoology Museum collection that is used by students and researchers at the University of Melbourne. Here he shares with us how he uses the collection for teaching.

Erin Santamaria preparing a costume for the Sovereign Hill Museums Association.

Costume: a powerful interpretative tool

Erin Santamaria performs a range of couture skills in her work for the Costume Department at Sovereign Hill where costume is an essential component of storytelling and provides visitors with an immersive experience.





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