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

May-July 2018 / Research

This issue is on the theme ‘Research’ and features articles that reflect the different types of research going on in museums and galleries that each play an important role and enrich the value of collections to researchers and the public.

Other items in this issue are a reminder about the upcoming Victorian Museum Awards (2018 nominations close Friday 29 June) and a summary of some grant programs for research projects. 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

Instant Camera, Polaroid.

PolyMuse and the Problem with Plastics

With many collections holding items made of plastics the issue of their deterioration has prompted research into suitable management strategies. Alice Cannon (Museums Victoria) tells us about the PolyMuse research partnership project.

Participants in an engagement session at the Grainger Museum for the Music Making Memories project.

Ageing and Wellbeing in Museums

In 2016, the year-long research project ‘Cultural Institutions and Older People’ was undertaken by an interdisciplinary team at the University of Melbourne. Funded through the Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative, the project aimed to explore how cultural institutions can respond to an ageing population. Dr Heather Gaunt (Grainger Museum) shares some of the projects findings. 

Passengers pose as they board a TAA aircraft in the mid 1950s. Photo from the Neil Urwin private collection.

The Heritage of the Air Research Project

Heritage of the Air is a three year Australian Research Council Linkage project that is investigating how aviation has transformed Australian society over the last 100 years. Here, Dr Tracy Ireland (University of Canberra) outlines the scope and expected outcomes of the project.





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