INSITE / February - April 2011 / Online Collections

This issue of INSITE includes articles by staff members that bring you up to date with our branch programs alongside articles about projects that have developed using technologies to increase a collections accessibility online.


Meredith Blake and Supriya Singh, RMIT University [Page 2]
The Digitisation of Pacific Cultural Collections
Visit the Virtual Museum of the Pacific at:
View a video on the making of the VMP at:

Jareen Summerhill, Museum Victoria [Page 3]
Please Touch the Exhibit iPad App
Please Touch the Exhibit is available for free in the Apple App Store. For details visit:

Kate Chmiel, Museum Victoria [Page 4]
Ultimate Museum Collection Smackdown: #collectionfishing on Twitter
For further information go to:
#collectionfishing archive:

Peta Knott and Georgia Melville, Victorian Collections [Page 5]
Turning Collections On: the Victorian Collections Pilot Program
Further information: or email

Dimity Mapstone, Museums Australia (Victoria) [Page 7]
Closing the Gap: online projects for collections
Public Record Office Victoria, Online Exhibitions
National Gallery of Australia, exhibitions archived online
Powerhouse Museum Joins Flickr Commons
Old Gippstown, Object of the Week Blog
State Library of Victoria, Images from the Flickr Community
Picture Australia & Flickr
Brooklyn Museum, Click! Crowd Curated Exhibition
Brooklyn Museum, Split Second Exhibition
The Wallace Collection, Shhh! It's a Secret Exhibition
Google Art Project
Then and Now Project
National Film & Sound Archive, Sounds of Summer Project
National Library of Australia, Trove

Barbara Wels [Page 8]
The 2010 Museum Assistance Grants
Further information and to voice your support for Museum Assistance Grants

Dr Jan Croggon, Sovereign Hill Museums Association [Page 11]
The Role of Theatre in Museums: an interview with Barry Kay
Sovereign Hill Education

Jo-Anne Cooper [Page 12]
Vale Gerardine (Gerry) Rosemary Kerlin

Laura Miles, Museums Australia (Victoria) [Page 13]
Responding to Disaster
Museums Australia
MA (Vic) Disaster Response
To donate to the Red Cross

Deborah Tout-Smith, Museum Victoria [Page 13]
The Global Curator Program
Further information

Members News [Page 14]
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum to re-open
Museum3 first podcast
MA2010 Conference Papers online
NGV Celebrates 150 Years, Vote for your favourites from the NGV Collection
NGV iPad app
Museum Victoria Blog
King Tut Opening at Melbourne Museum
Identity Exhibition at Immigration Museum
Potter Study Centre

Laura Miles, Museums Australia (Victoria) [Page 16]
Branch News

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