what will the museum of the future be like?
The conference will be held in Adelaide from 24 to 28 September, read more about the program and keynote speakers here: http://www.ma2012.org.au/.
Addressing the theme ‘Research and Collections in a Connected World’, a diverse program includes notable international guests and representatives of a broad range of Australian institutions.
Key guests include Professor Amareswar Galla, Executive Director - International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Copenhagen and Professor of World Heritage & Sustainable Development, University of Split, and Dennis Stevenson, Vice President for Botanical Science at the of New York Botanical Gardens. Dr Catherine Hughes, founder of the International Museum Theatre Alliance, theatre practitioner and educator, will join Nigel Sutton, NDS Productions, for a look at excellence in museum theatre, and Jill Austin from the Chicago History Museum will talk about her award-winning work in public history. Victor Steffensen, Mulong Productions, is an inspiring inclusion, and he and Dr Sarah Kenderdine will share their experiences working with knowledge and heritage in new media, film and music.
These key international and local guests will be complemented by a broad program including themed sessions on visitor research and engagement, research collaboration and use of collections, sharing and working with collections online and developments in exhibition practice, among many other topics. Museum professionals from around Australia will also lead a range of hands on workshops.
Register soon, as the conference is fast approaching, more information about speakers, program and registration is available here: http://www.ma2012.org.au/