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Public conversation: Bowled over by Gideon Haigh

Gideon Haigh and John Harms

20 June 2010

Journalist, acclaimed cricket historian and devoted club cricketer Gideon Haigh and sportswriter John Harms explore the changing value of the baggy green and its significance as a symbol of Australia.

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nation, sport

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The Chinese in Bendigo

Anne-Marie Conde, National Museum of Australia

Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 9 June 2010

Curator Anne-Marie Conde shares her work developing an exhibit on Bendigo as part of the gold module for the Landmarks: People and Places across Australia gallery, covering in particular the development of the Chinese community from the 1850s.

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art, gold, migration

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Symbols of Australia public forum with Rod Quantock

Melissa Harper, Shino Konishi, Rod Quantock, Peter Spearritt, Linda Thompson and Richard White

4 June 2010

Join comedian Rod Quantock, historians and other writers for an entertaining, provocative and controversial look at Australia’s best-loved symbols – from the quirky to the official, and those with the power to make a nation.

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collection, museums, nation

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Reflections on the day

Margy Burn, Michael Crayford and John Greenwood with Louise Douglas

Collections 2010 series, 14 May 2010

Margy Burn from the National Library of Australia, Michael Crayford from the National Maritime Museum and John Greenwood from the University of Canberra review the themes discussed during the day with Louise Douglas from the National Museum of Australia.

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collection, conservation, museums

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Centre for the National Museum of Australia Collections

Greer Gehrt and Eric Archer, National Museum of Australia

Collections 2010 series, 14 May 2010

Greer Gehrt and Eric Archer discuss the development of a business case for a new Centre for the National Museum of Australia Collections that balances passive design and collection management needs.

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collection, environment, museums

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Museums and ‘open collections’

Mathew Trinca, National Museum of Australia

Collections 2010 series, 14 May 2010

Mathew Trinca proposes that at the heart of museums lies a deep commitment to the idea that our material lives are worth recording and that our heritage objects provide insights into the circumstances and meaning of human life.

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collection, conservation, museums

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Caring for collections – welcome and keynote address

Dr Philip Jones, South Australian Museum and Louise Douglas, National Museum of Australia

Collections 2010 series, 14 May 2010

Philip Jones delivers ‘From curation to management: reflections on museum objects’, a consideration of how the traditional curatorial role has changed.

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collection, conservation, museums

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Chasing shadows – acquiring and managing virtual collections

Poppy Wenham, National Museum of Australia

Collections 2010 series, 14 May 2010

Poppy Wenham looks at some of the issues in adapting museum practice to the challenges of born-digital collection material and asks what we need to do to work effectively with virtual collections.

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collection, museums

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Reflecting on 30 years in conservation

Eric Archer, National Museum of Australia

Collections 2010 series, 14 May 2010

Eric Archer reflects on the achievements in the conservation professions and the incorporation of conservators into mainstream collections management structures. He also raises the issue of how to open up objects in non-displayed collections.

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collection, conservation, museums

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A question of significance

Roslyn Russell, National Museum of Australia

Collections 2010 series, 14 May 2010

Roslyn Russell examines the development of the Significance publication and suggests that the preservation of an object’s function in the conservation process is important where the function is an integral part of the object’s significance.

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collection, conservation, museums

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