INSITE / November 2011 - January 2012 / Museums & Social Capital

This issue of INSITE focuses on the work that goes on in museums to bring together diverse communities and that contributes to Victoria’s Social Capital. This page provides supplementary links to the printed edition of INSITE.

Cover image: Bahram Gur visits the lady from Khwarazm in the Blue Pavilion, from Nava’i, Sab‘a Sayyara, 1553. Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond will be the largest exhibition of illustrated Persian manuscripts in Australia’s history and opens at the State Library of Victoria (SLV) in March 2012.


Liza Dale-Hallett & Peggy Fraser, Museum Victoria [page 2]
The Value of a Story: oral histories and the Bushfire Collection
For audio:

Peter Abbott, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village [page 3]
Community Support & Acquisitions

Georgia Rouette, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 4]
Don’t Judge a Painting by its Title: the discovery of a John Glover Watercolour
Use TROVE at:
Visit the National Library of Australia’s online catalogue go to:

Dr Anuja Cabraal, RMIT University [page 5]
Review: Identity: yours mine ours

Andrew Sayers – National Museum of Australia [page 6]
Andrew Sayers on the Role of Museums

Gail Davitt, The Dallas Museum of Art [page 7]
The Dallas Museum of Art

Dr Andi Horvath, Museum Victoria [page 8]
Married to the Job

Joe Blake [page 10]
Farewell Uncle Bruce

Shirl Dunkling, J Ward [page 13]
J Ward Museum

Dimity Mapstone, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 13]
Apps & Online

Members News [page 14]
Indigenous Arts Festival:

MA (Vic) New Faces [page 15]

Annual Program 2012 [page 15]

Branch News [page 16]

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