Archive for the ‘2015 Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD) Conference’ Category
M&G QLD held its 2015 State Conference from 6-7 August at the award-winning The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich. The Conference is a major industry event for people working throughout the public museum and gallery sector in Queensland and is held every four years.
Feedback from delegates was very positive with 98.6% of delegates, who responded to the evaluation survey, rating their overall satisfaction with the Conference as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ and 100% of delegates rated the organisation of the Conference as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.
Delegates were asked ‘What were the highlights of this Conference’?
- “Being in Ipswich; Liverpool presentation; connecting with people in education and public programs.”
- “David Fleming was amazing! Thank you for arranging such an incredible international speaker with rich knowledge and experience in the industry.”
- “As always the organisers have successfully balanced topics relevant to museums and galleries, and addressed current issues – providing practical case studies.”
- “I enjoyed all of it and found it incredibly worthwhile – especially the mix between blue sky thinking and actual results.”
At this Conference, Read the rest of this entry »
In a presentation entitled ‘Creating the much-loved museum’, Dr Fleming will consider ways to create museums that their communities “love”; ways that are applicable to all museums, whatever their location, collections or subject matter and whatever their socio-economic-political context. Not only is Dr Fleming the international keynote speaker, he will also present a Masterclass entitled The Political Museum. Dr Fleming will argue that all museums are political, including those pretending not to be. He will explore what is meant by ‘political’ and try to tease out come Australian experiences of when politics meet museums.
Dr Fleming became the Director of National Museums Liverpool in 2001 and has Read the rest of this entry »