Join AMaGA Victoria for a webinar on collecting and presenting oral histories. Why collect oral histories? How are oral histories collected? What kinds of issues must museums be aware of when seeking and collecting oral histories? How does a museum share its oral history collection?
If we could summarise 2020 and 2021, one word that immediately springs to mind is challenging. However, challenging situations aren't new and we face them almost everyday. In this webinar, we will be thinking outside the box of COVID-related challenges, discussing what kind of challenges do emerging professionals face and what can we do to overcome or manage these challenges?
In this introductory webinar, special guest Ros Russell, co-author of Significance 2.0, outlines what 'significance' means in the context of museums and collections. Designed especially for volunteer-run and smaller museums, historical societies and cultural organisations, this webinar will cover:
What does 'significance' mean?
What is a significance assessment?
What is the purpose of a significance assessment? What can it be used for? Why is it important? How is it done?