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Author: Christine Rutz WILSON

MGAWA AGM and Museums Education Workshop

Tuesday 29 August Museums Education Workshop 3pm – 4:30pm AGM 4:30pm to 5:30pm WA Shipwrecks Museum Prior to this year’s AGM, take the opportunity to hear from Alex Kopp of the Western Australian Museum and MAE’s Western Australian representative all about Hitting the target in Museum Education. What do teachers want? What do students want? Join us for an interactive workshop which looks at the needs of school audiences and how museum educators can meet these needs in a fun and engaging way. Gain some practical ideas and inspiration for engaging with children in the context of your museum...

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Museums Galleries Australia Indigenous Roadmap

Register for the upcoming Perth workshop - Tuesday November 28! The MGA Indigenous Roadmap project is an initiative by Museums Galleries Australia to facilitate discussion on how best to advance the participation and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in museums and galleries. Indigenous peoples are integral to a greater understanding of Australian history, art and culture. Museums and galleries offer a space where authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, art and culture can be considered, reviewed, analysed, re-assessed and ultimately understood. Museums and galleries also open up discussion around Indigenous history and heritage. A closer relationship...

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Nationally Significant Medal Collection to relocate to Artillery Barracks in Fremantle

Nationally Significant Medal Collection to relocate to Artillery Barracks in Fremantle After decades of calling Leeuwin Barracks, East Fremantle home, the Royal United Services Institute of WA will be relocating to Artillery Barracks in Fremantle on 1 July 2017. RUSI WA, established in 1902, holds a nationally significant collection of medals and other historical documents, including photographs, correspondence and personal items that were donated to the Institute over the past century.  The collection includes medals from the Battle of Waterloo (1815), the Boer War, WWI, WWII, through to recent conflicts. Over May and June 2017 RUSI WA will move its historically significant collection of medals, memorabilia and library books to the new site. The displays of RUSI WA Medal Collection are now available for viewing by the general public at the Army Museum of Western Australia.  After 70 years behind closed doors this will mark a significant chapter in RUSI WA’s 115 year history.  This relocation of the Medal Collection has been supervised by the RUSI WA Curator of Medals, Ms Kalindi Hopping with the support from the Curator of the Army Museum of Western Australia, Col (Ret’d) Robert Mitchell.  Eleven panels, displaying the medals, were moved from their current home to a special exhibition room at the museum in May. RUSIWA is passionate about its role as caretaker of its medals, historical memorabilia and other artefacts. A fascinating...

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Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual

Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual Our state museum has created a very useful new resource! Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual is an online resource developed for smaller organisations and private collectors. A series of 12 instructional videos and an updated version of the bestselling book Conservation and Care of Collections provides information on general conservation techniques. This resource acts as a practical guideline. Remember to always contact a professional conservator when dealing with objects of particular concern. Find resource...

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Links and Resources

Links and Resources NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES Are you looking for a comprehensive list of resources on museum practice? The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries contains links to many resources on best practice. Areas covered include: Managing the Museum Involving People Developing a Significant Collection   THE BURRA CHARTER How can we ensure that a heritage place is cared for properly? How can it be handed on to future generations in a way that retains the values which make it important to us? The Burra Charter defines the basic principles and procedures to be followed in...

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