INSITE magazine is about the people and stories that together make up our diverse Victorian museum and gallery community. With interviews, articles, and industry news, it is essential reading for all staff and volunteers in the sector.
November - December 2019 / Decolonising Collections
This edition of INSITE is the last in a 37 year program of delivering news and articles about the sector in Victoria. The publication started out in 1981 as Museum News and was renamed INSITE in 1996.
The final issue of INSITE is on the theme Decolonising Collections with articles from: Kirsten Thorpe; Archivist and Senior Researcher, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, UTS; Deanne Fitzgerald, Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisor, WA Museum; and Ella Hughes, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. These articles look at the ways that collections can respectfully reposition First Nations voices and perspectives in GLAM organisations and reframe our colonial stories. The issue’s cover image is a watercolour by artist Ryan Presley from his Blood Money series.
The edition includes a roundup of the Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum, Victorian Collections Day, the latest re-accreditations and a tribute to Martin Hallett by Forbes Hawkin’s, Senior Digital Systems Developer at Museums Victoria and lead technical developer of Victorian Collections.