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. INSITE is a hard-copy magazine that is published four times a year.

INSITE / Voice / Cover / Michael Cook, Majority Rule (Court), 2014 © Image courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY

INSITE Magazine

May - July 2019 / Voice

This issue is on the theme ‘Voice’ and features articles on voices that are being heard and those that are striving to be fully represented in our museums and galleries. Articles include imagining voice visually, the limitations of white feminism in the arts, the representation of women’s stories in collections and exhibitions, Melbourne’s multicultural museums sector, The Clear Expectations Guidelines, and reaching under represented audiences through partnership. Our cover image is: Michael Cook, Majority Rule (Court), 2014, inkjet print on paper, 140 x 200cm. © Image courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY 

Other items in this issue provide information about storage management, the upcoming Victorian Museum Awards, the Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum, and the Museum News and Branch News sections that will bring you up-to-date with sector information.

Find a full list of the contents for the issue here.

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In this Issue

The Collaborative partnership of Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape of Wrong Solo performing 60 Minutes for Horsham at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery. Photo by Melissa Powell.

Seeing Voices

In this article Francis E. Parker, Curator Exhibitions, Monash University Museum of Art, gives an account of the ephemeral aspect of the Seeing Voices touring exhibition, expressed through live performances at each venue.

Janelle Low, At Your Surface, 2018, (cropped) pigment inkjet print and gold leaf, 23 x 15 cm. © Image courtesy the artist.

Status Quo: an open letter to white women in the arts

In this article Sophia Cai, curator, arts writer and public programmer, invites you to reappraise your commitment to changing the status quo so that all women can genuinely have equal access to opportunities and representation in the exhibitions, collections and stories that are told in our museums and galleries.

Grandmothers from each MMV museum cooked a meal inspired by her cultural background for the Grandmothers Cook-Off at the Hellenic Museum. The event was broadcast live by partner ABC Radio across Victoria to over 120,000 listeners.

Multicultural Voices and Legacies

Multicultural Museums Victoria is a unique partnership of five ethnic museums presenting joint programs that offer a showcase for Australian cultures. In this article John Petersen, Executive Officer, Multicultural Museums Victoria, explains their role in exploring our cultural diversity.





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