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- 2007 - Canberra
- 2006 - Brisbane
- 2005 - Sydney
- 2004 - Melbourne
- 2003 - Perth
- 2002 - Adelaide
- 2001 - Canberra
Canberra ACT: 17 - 20 May 2007
"You keep it - We are Christians here". Repatriation of the secret-sacred where Indigenous worldviews have changed
The View from the West
Future and Ethics of Zoos
Creating the Gallery of Australian Democracy
Faith Bandler and the 1967 Referendum
Breaking Ground: evolving Australian socio/political values on the Victorian goldfields
Opening the Common Gates
Carol Wei and Sarah Yu
The Great History Debate: What, How and for Whom
Parallel Session Speakers
Access granted - putting Indigenous collections online
Lindy Allen & Katie Hayne
Museums and Climate Change - Bringing the big messages home through institutional collaboration
Museum Partnerships : Dili - Darwin Return
The museum, democracy and domesticity: who's in whose web?
Jennifer Barrett and John Petersen
The National Museum of Australia and Learning Bibliography
Museums in a Changing Climate : adapting to an icreasingly regulated corporate climate
The evolving agenda for collections in Australia
Museums: A place for Children
Plain or just plain dull? Collaterall damage from the Plain English movement
Making museums better? Analysing proposed remedies
Offering visitors choice at the Front-of-House
Podcasting with The Museum Detective
Making Great Experiences - Multimedia and Museum Victoria
ICOM Australia Panel
Human Remains in Museum Collections: Ethical Issues
Museum - between the pedagogical and the performative
Heteretopia! The Challenge for Museums of the Twenty-First Century
Constructing discursive space in the contemporary art museum
Put me in the picture: ethics and access in tough times...
Hierarchy of Knowledge : where should museums pitch themselves?
Connecting an archival collection with classroom inquiry
Margaret Fleming and Michelle Fracaro
World Federation of Friends of Museums Assembly and Council Meeting : Singapore 26th-29th April 2007
The Play's the thing....
Mary Lou Gardam
Curating and Academic Institutions: An Interdisciplinary Challenge
Anna Gardner and Mirna Heruc
Setting up a Collection Storage Facility
Emblems of Belonging : An inter-disciplinary exploration
Dr Barbie Greenshields
Working together: communities and museums
Lola Greeno, Dr Julie Gough and Amanda Reynolds
Challenges and Achievements in the Asia/Pacific Region
Creating a Heritage Icon : The saving of Bundaroo Homestead
Designers, Authors or Decorators
Museum of Victoria - Family of Brands
Public galleries of Victoria working together to welcome new audiences to their local gallery
Helen Kaptein and Lyn Johnson
Tourism and Museums
"Learning History from the Horse's Mouth"
Changing Perceptions of Democracy on the Goldfields
Displaying regional river collections downstream, upstream and far from home!
Those Voluntary Guides: Their Training and Management
How to look after 16.6 million items
Dead Man Walking: Interpretation, Ethics and Affect in Exhibitions of Plastinated Human Remains
Dr Kit Messham-Muir
General Principles of Design
Connecting research, collections and public participation
Escape! Fremantle to Freedom - an exhibition on the greatest prison break in Australian History
Sustaining University collections in a changing climate : the University of Melbourne
Fame, Fortune and the Fifth Continent
The Bay Discovery Centre: Which type of bird is it?......
Student soujourners : Museums and the transnational experience of the international students
The Global Museum - Venice, Bilbao, Berlin, Las Vegas and....
Culture Victoria - Collaboration Or : Some things we learnt.
Beyond the Porcelain Doll: Museum engagement with the history of children
The Blind Man and the Elephant : A Multi-Method Approach to Website Evaluation
The Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Stage One
Viewing the Viewers : An Ethnographic Study of Contemporary Visual Art Audiences
National Standards for Australian Museums
After the show: Making sense after the event
Museums of the Never Never
Memory, democracy and the 1967 Referendum
Sue Taffe and Tikka Wilson
Objects through Time
Technology and Public Programs : how much collaboration can add value
ABC Collector Cam - breeding new cabinets of curiosities or creating collection fever?
Cinnamon Van Reyk
Participatory Design and Co-creativity in Cultural Institutions
Practical approaches to exhibition text
Regional and Remote Program Speakers
You don't need a degree to set up a museum to museum standards.....
Regional Hubs and other strategies
Planning for Exhibitions
Brisbane QLD: 14 - 17 May 2006
Cultural Connections - The Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art
Museum of Liverpool - Vision into Reality
Which Demographic? A Social Geography of Cultural Spaces in the City
Cultural Places for a New Demographic
Sir Peter Hall
Indigenous People and Cities
A Museum is a Ring of Rocks: Stories, Identity, Ritual and Place
Rip Tide or Whirl Pool - The Cultural Frontline of the Sea Change Phenomenon
Citing the City: Museum architecture, Mapping, and the Tourist Gaze
When a Place Means Something. It Matters - Adding Value Off the Main Road
Why Do Some Towns Thrive While Others Languish?
"Bloody Hell" You Talking to Me?
Significance Assessment and Community Identity - What's happening in regional Queensland?
Are Partnerships the Answer?
Are Historic House Museums Sustainable?
Engaging Design: How Values and Philosophies Shape Spaces
Madge Bemiss, Susan Hoppenfeld, Betsy Bradley
Community, Government, and Museum - the Peranakan of Singapore
Art + Text: Deconstructing the Language Barrier in Art Museums
Navigating the Museum
History, Memory and the Past - History Museums and the Novels of Penelope Lively
Queer Voices in Museums
Connecting the Community to the Art Museum
Netball, Scar Trees and Motorbikes: Community, Connect, Collaboration - Presenting Cultural Exhibitions in the Public Space
Grief, Protest and Public History: The Memorial Wall in the Migration Museum, Adelaide
Connecting Museums with Students in Remote Australian Communities
Beyond the Garden Walls: greening cities and cultivating communities
Local Heritage and Cultural Vitality in Port Phillip
Melissa Hayes and Richard Holt
There is a Pottery in my Street
Thailand's Temple Museums and New South Wales: Community Museums - a Comparative Study
Engaging Adolescents in Interpretation at Sovereign Hill
Peter Hoban and Marion Littlejohn
My City of Sydney
Making and Exhibiting Migration Stories in Community Settings
Mary Hutchison and Ian Coates
Beyond 'Ethnics' and 'Migrants': A Greek-Australian Experience
Leonard Janiszewski and Effy Alexakis
Online or Virtually So? Cultural Spaces Created for Children Through Online Museums
Energy Highways: Memories of Energy Trails
A Refugee Boat called Freedom: Crossing Borders and Linking Communities at the Australian National Maritime Museum
Community Connections: Museums Working with Indigenous and Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Communities
Caroline Martin and Padmini Sebastian
Aqua Profunda - Culture and the Regeneration of Community Facilities
Body Hits: The Dynamics of Kinespherics and Interpretation in Current Museum Display
Community Expectations: Canberra Museum and Gallery Disaster Response
Connecting Communities Using Mobile Technologies
Re-imagining Space: The 'Scientia' Building at the University of New South Wales
Communities in Need: Bushfire Disaster Response by Canberra's Cultural Institutions: First Steps
Beads, Bugs and Tea: Community Learning Programs
Drawing Alive! Engaging with Museums, Galleries and Collections through Drawing
Community Museums and Volunteer Stories
Etched on Bark 1854: contested historical ground
Volunteers: A Community Resource and Engagement Tool for the Small Museum
Sydney NSW: 1 - 4 May 2005
New Lamps for Old: Museums In The Learning Age
The Dying Words of Gertrude Stein
Too Many Captain Cooks, How Many Captain Cooks?: Nation, History And Perspective In Settler Australia
Riding With The Big Boys
Accreditation: Mapping the Practicalities
Visitor Learning Can Be A Political Issue
Beyond Talking Heads: Beirut To Baghdad....
"Strangers in a Strange Land" - the role of the historian at Sovereign Hill
Looking Forward Or Looking Back: Museums And The Future
An examination of the process of distributing data from the collection sphere into the public domain via the deployment of a scalable data interchange and deployment network at the South Australian Museum
Christopher Dalton, Matt Allbeury and Heath Amos
Interpreting the Nation: Which Stories, Whose Voice?
Professor Graeme Davison
The Values of the Parthenon, the Honour of the European Union and the Legacies of an Ecumenical Debt
Braving The World Of Competitive Funding
Segmentation For Success
What's New? Demands, Demographics And Distractions. The Changing Relationship With Museum Audiences.
The Million Pound Note... Or how we won the lottery but never thought we'd spend it!
Accreditation - The Hot Topic
Jason W George
Museum Victoria: Building The Networked Museum
Dr J Patrick Greene
Leadership - What You Need To Know
The Darwin Centre And Beyond - access to collections, access to ideas
Returning the 'Old People': the First 'Stolen Generation'
Steve Hemming and Chris Wilson
1945:The End Of The War And It's Aftermath
Dr Hans-Martin Hinz
Cultural Institutions In The Digital Age: Copyright law and digitisation practices in museum, galleries and libraries
Emily Hudson and Andrew Kenyon
River Pigs Along The Rubicon: The Finely Balanced Art Of History Curatorship
Meighen S Katz
Collections: Treasure Or Trash?
Dr Suzanne Keene
Negotiation and Repatriation: Notes From Inside And Outside The Canadian Treaty Process
3C's - Community, Culture And Commerce
Exhibiting Narrative: A Collaborative Approach To The Re-mediation And Exhibition Of The Strehlow Collection
Dr Scott Mitchell
Politcal Pawns: Volunteer-Run Museums. Does anyone Care?
Sustainability And Cultural Collections: Introducing The Collections Council Of Australia
New Architecture For The New Museum
Won't You Stay And Play? Creating Multimedia Exhibits That Actually Engage With Visitors
Audiences To Regional, Local And Specialist Museums
Carol Scott and Lynda Kelly
Window Shopping: Looking And Learning In The Museum
Museum Studies Training: Academic Variations And A New Model For Developing Countries
Access For People Who Are Blind Or Vision Impaired
Creative Cities, Creative Museums
Outside the Comfort Zone
Searching For Security In A Post-1945 World
Libby Stewart, Brad Manera and Ian Hodges
Cultural Consumers and Emotional Connection: A Tool For Community Engagement
Dr Sherene Suchy
Child Care Quality Assurance In Australia
The Museum As An Intercultural Site
So What!: Community Stories Matter
Just How Far Can You Go? Confronting Displays In The Mind & Body Gallery
Dr Nurin Veis
The Thorns Of Fine Art Deaccessioning: A Consideration Of the Complex Issues Of Collection Management, Ethics And Relationship Management
New Challenges In Fundraising: Pitching Your Organisation In A Tragedy-Sensitive Environment
What the Visitor Remembered
Kirsten Wehner and Mathew Trinca
Fixing The Slums Of Australian Museums; or sustaining heritage collections in regional Australia
Repositioning Regional Galleries Through International Exhibitions
Beyond The Politics Of Representation: Towards A New Approach For Engaging With The Past In Museums
Dr Andrea Witcomb
Melbourne Vic (16 - 21 May 2004)
Business sustainability through good design
Michael James, Director, Brown James Design, Brisbane
Innovative art gallery programs for marginalised youth
Ruth Komesaroff, Vic
Crystal ball gazing - determining social value of government records
Esther Robinson, National Archives of Australia
Museums and the Survival of the Fittest
Wim van der Weiden, European Museum Forum, The Netherlands
Dumbing Down ... or Up? The Power of Language in Museums
Jennifer Blunden, Freelance, NSW
Sustainable Futures: Sustainable Museums
Liza Dale-Hallett, Museum Victoria, Vic.
What Has Posterity Done for us? Making Collection Databases Accessible to Users in the Future
David Demant, Museum Victoria, Vic.
You Are What You Eat: Food and Cultural Identity
Mickey Dewar, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory , NT
Cultural Tourism ... Soul Food, Fast Food or Junk Food?
Sharron Dickman, Cultural Tourism Group, Vic
Sour Milk, Sustainability and a Sense of Humour (Art, the Status Quo and Population Sustainability in Australia)
Denise Ferris, National Institute of the Arts, The Australian National University, NSW
Winning Them Over With Entrees: The Role of Food in Creating an Audience at Bishop's Lodge Historic House, Hay
Mary Lou Gardam, Bishop's Lodge Historic House, NSW
Andrew Gray, Australian War Memorial, ACT
The Sustainability of State Archives From a Public Access Viewpoint
Shauna Hicks, Public Record Office Victoria, Vic.
Authentic Learning Beyond the Classroom
Peter Hoban, Sovereign Hill Education Service, Vic.
Keeping Treasures in Testing Times: Special Collections in the Academic Environment
Anne Horn, Executive Manager, Social Sciences and Humanities Library Service, University of Queensland Library
Deborah Stumm, Manager, Fryer Library and University Archives, University of Queensland Library
Catering Contracts in Museums
Tamara Jungwirth, Museum Victoria, Vic.
Evaluation of Cultural Sector Leadership Pilot: an Action Research Approach
Lucy Marder, NTS Developing People, Vic.
Sustaining Memory: Artefacts and Experience in Holocaust Museums
Dr Kit Messham-Muir , University of Sydney, NSW
Solitary vs. Shared Learning: Exploring the Social Dimension of Museum Learning
Jan Packer, Queensland University of Technology , Qld
Roy Ballantyne , Queensland University of Technology , Qld
Partnerships Between Museums, Universities and Business: Turning a $2m White Elephant into a Museum Display, a University Lecture Theatre, a Research Facility and a Testing Place (Laboratory) for Industry
Peter Pentland, Scienceworks, Vic
Professor Akhtar Kalam Victoria University of Technology, Vic.
Partnerships at the Powerhouse
Rebecca Pinchin, Powerhouse Museum, Vic.
Case Study: Why Do We Need a Museum?
Anne Rowland, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Vic.
Historical Societies: Sustaining Connected Communities
Vicki Court , Royal Historical Society Of Victoria
Liz Rushen, Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Vic.
Local History Collections for the Future: Meaningful Partnerships Between Public Libraries and Community Heritage Groups
Claire Sandell, Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation, Vic.
MDOs - The Perfect Partnership?
Zoe Scott and Vicki Warden, Museum Resource Centre Central Queensland, Qld
Sure to Rise: Essential Ingredients for Enriching and Assessing Museum Performance
Peter Scrivener, Museums and Galleries Foundation of NSW, NSW
Jane Legget, Massey University , New Zealand
Kate Walsh, History Trust of South Australia, SA
Use Your Scone: Hay's Community Curator program and Rural Museum Development
Dr Martha Sear, Community Curator, Hay, NSW
Red Cordial, Crackers and Cheese: The 'Year 7 Collections Exhibition' and Teaching Museum Studies to High School Students in Hay
Dr Martha Sear, Community Curator, Hay, Vic.
Anne Longworth, Hay War Memorial High School Museum, Vic.
What is Strange About Australia? An exhibition designer's perspective on how well cultural institutions educate the general public about the Australian environment
Rosemary Simons, Rosemary Simons Design Pty Ltd
Side Dish or Main : The Leadership Role Of Smaller Cultural Institutions
Maisy Stapleton, Museums And Galleries Foundation of NSW
Propagate or Perish: Partnership, Sustainability and Community Value
Robyn Till, Pioneer Settlement Museum, Vic.
Rights Management for Images: Images - Doing the Right Thing
Ingrid Unger and Edwina Circuitt, Museum Victoria, Vic.
Evolution and Engagement in Education
Heather Whitely, National Gallery Of Victoria, Vic
Robyn Krause-Hale, National Gallery Of Victoria, Vic
Susie May, National Gallery Of Victoria, Vic
Graham Parker, National Gallery Of Victoria, Vic.
Sowing Seeds Across the Boundary - the Future Role of Botanic Gardens
Sharon Willoughby, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Vic
Basin Bytes: Museums, Photovoice and Natural Resource Management
Joanna Wills, National Gallery Of Victoria, Vic
Dr Ruth Lane National Museum of Australia, Tas.
Damian Lucas , National Gallery Of Victoria, Vic
Professor Frank Vanclay , National Gallery Of Victoria, Vic
Perth WA (25 - 30 May 2003)
Looking to the Indian Ocean: Stories from Near and Far
The Shame-Faced Crab: Museum and collections in the 21st century
Side By Side: Building Relationships Between Indigenous Australians and Museums
The Other Side. Getting There Sans Console
The Internet: Friend or Foe of Heritage Collections
The Other Side of Botanic Gardens
Craig McVee, Margaret Robertson and Penny Young
The Kodja Place - one story many voices
Dr Kit Messham-Muir
Affect, Interpretation and Technology
Kspace Futureworld - What will you make of it?
An analysis and review of an interactive multimedia history exhibit
Between a rock and a hard place: Geological collections in the Australian tertiary education system
Dr Peter Stanbury
Advancing the Standing of Smaller Museums
An Introduction to the Conference Themes
Digital Imagery: a creative art
Adelaide SA (18 - 23 March 2002)
Museums and National Identity
Sometimes I Feel Like I'm History
Forgotten Fragments: The Story Behind the Object
Serving the Nation: Lessons from the Smithsonian
Hidden Voices: Why the omission of stories in cultural institutions is as important as the inclusion
Learning Through Exploration and Play
The South Australia Museum's Aboriginal Cultures Gallery: a political, historical and spatial reading?
Maria Victoria T Herrera
Creating Histories and Identities: Issues in Managing Culture
Myth Making: Centre v's periphery (Big is Better)
From Dictation Test to Detention Centres: Exhibiting Controversy, Past and Present
It can't speak for itself - Performance and Interpretation
The Bakery of Poets: New Stories out of Old Buildings
How museums grew to love young children
Managing a corporate collection - issues in interpretation
Get 'em young: Speaking their language or teaching them yours?
Setting the Scene
Children's Museums: Edu-tainment for Young Learners
Canberra (23-26 April, 2001)
Professor Ann Curthoys, Australian National University
History for the nation, or for the world?
Mark O'Neill, Director, Glasgow Museums and Galleries
Glasgow City of Culture: beyond the welfare model of cultural provision
Dawn Casey, Director, National Museum of Australia
Indigenous identities - Australian and international perspectives
Parallel sessions papers
Reawakening the dreamings: the collection and representation of indigenous Australian art at the Queensland Art Gallery.
The all purpose Anzac legend
Dewar, Mickey (Dr)
Am I really here and if I am, who am I? Identity, artefact and the Northern Territory in a national context
Galt-Smith, Brett (Dr)
The Strehlow Collection - Visions Beyond the Horizon and Protocols in Our Own Backyard
Medical Milestones, Frontiers and Challenges in the Centenary of Federation: How have medical museums contributed to the enlightenment and understanding of medical advances in the 20th century?
Fooling around with the founding fathers
Pushing the boundaries: the place of art in Melbourne Museum
Return to Wounded Knee: The Glasgow Experience of Repatriation
Padanyi-Ryan, Julie (Dr)
Collecting - to what end? Recent trends in some Australian art galleries
Developing Leaders for the 21st Century: engaging the hearts of others
An educational perspective to InfoZone - Melbourne Museum's research centre
So what do the people think of their birthday present? Early visitor survey results from the National Museum of Australia
Van Tienan, Ruth
Museums and volunteers