Archive for June 2011
In the opening plenary, Liza Dale-Hallett, Senior Curator of Sustainable Futures, who led the Victorian Bushfires Collection project will reflect on how museums can make a difference to people dealing with disasters. Drawing on this experience and her visit to an international conference post Cyclone Katrina, Liza will provide powerful examples of how museums can provide healing, commemoration and remembrance through collections, art, oral history and videoed interviews. Their bushfires collection project started when affected communities across the state contacted the museum with offers of donations in the days after Black Saturday. One of these, the Kinglake chimney, the largest and most complex item of this collection, was disassembled brick by brick and re-laid at the museum as a permanent memorial Read the rest of this entry »
Posted 22 June 2011on:
M&GSQ’s State Conference has sessions designed to help you make decisions on your your gallery/ museum lighting and air-conditioning, to improve your carbon footprint and one day even your budget.
Key preliminary findings will be presented by the consultants engaged by Regional and Public Galleries Association of NSW (RPG NSW) and Museum and Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) to research and produce a technical industry report on future considerations for gallery/museum lighting and air conditioning, in the wake of recent developments such as the Federal Government’s phase out of incandescent lighting.
RPGNSW and M&GSQ have commissioned Steensen Varming (Environmental Engineers) www.steensenvarming.com.au and International Conservation Services http://www.icssydney.com.au/ to produce a Technical Industry Report on the issues of lighting and air conditioning (environmental control) to assist our sector in making informed decisions on these two critical issues. Museums Australia and M&G NSW are supporting this initiative too.
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On Sunday of the long weekend, 12 June, M&GSQ’s Executive Director Rebekah Butler and I joined a throng of people at South Bank, Brisbane, for a special ceremony to recognise Queensland Disaster Heroes as part of Queensland Week. We were there to support Queensland conservator, Christine Ianna, as she received a commemorative medal for her outstanding initiative, commitment and service to safeguarding Queensland’s heritage during the recent disasters. Read the rest of this entry »
At the M&GSQ State Conference 2011 in Mackay from 11-13 August, mervin Jarman, community art activist and a founding member of the UK’s Mongrel Collective, will be presenting in the Plenary session Beyond the Walls… new media, public art and heritage interpretation. mervin will present, Repatriating Technology, a case study on the Container Project and the iStreet Lab.
In April this year, I attended the Low Fi Forum held by Arts Queensland at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane. One of the short workshops I took part in was Digital platforms for social inclusion with Mick Byrne from Read the rest of this entry »
Posted 8 June 2011on:
At M&GSQ’s forthcoming State Conference in Mackay from 11-13 August, Mackay Regional Council and Artspace Mackay will proudly present the community launch of one of the most significant public art developments in Australia: Fiona Foley’s six public art works for Mackay’s Bluewater Trail.
Last year I had the opportunity Read the rest of this entry »