INSITE / February - April 2012 / Transport

This issue of INSITE includes articles by museum people from near and far and information about member events and opportunities. The Transport theme is explored by staff employed in museums and heritage places that specialise in these large object displays.


Cover image: Carle VERNET, French 1758–1836. Napoleon, Emperor of France, King of Italy and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine 1807. Black chalk, watercolour and gouache, 88.0 x 63.8 cm. © Fondation Napoléon – Patrice Maurin Berthier.

Napoleon: Revolution to Empire will run from 2 June-7 October 2012.


Once a Secret Now a Collection: The Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum [Page 2]
For more information about the Lake Boga Museum visit:

Dr Rob Pilgrim, The Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill [Page 3]
Memento Mori: museum age = motor age
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Skoda display objects as if they are art:
The Atwell Wilson Transport Museum:

Martin Green, National Trust Victoria [Page 4]
The Polly Woodside: a step back in time
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For fun visit: and

Peta Knott, Museums Australia (Victoria) [Page 5]
Victorian Collections Launch
Organisations interested in using Victorian Collections should email:
To view the schedule of all workshops go to:

Peter Gault, Gippsland Vehicle Collection [Page 6]
The Gippsland Vehicle Collection
For more information visit:

Deborah Tout-Smith, Museum Victoria [Page 8]
Global Curator: Aminatta Kamara
For more information visit:
For more about the Tropical Impression exhibition at the Gulf Coast Museum in July 2011 visit:
For more about the Gulf Coast Museum visit:

Gerry Kennedy, The Cinema & Theatre Historical Society [Page 9]
7000 Reasons to Collaborate
For information about CATHS go to:
For information about the Community Heritage Grants visit: www.
Visit The Mechanics’ Institutes of Victoria Inc at:
Visit The Australian Railway Historical Society at:
For information about The Museums Australia (Victoria) Exhibition Services Grants visit:

2012 State Conference: Collect, Conserve, Connect [Page 11]
For further details, see the conference website:

Exhibition Services Grants [Page 11]
Visit the website for information or call Georgia Rouette, Exhibition Services Manager, on (03) 8341 7342 or Regional freecall: 1800 680 082 or

International Museums Day 2012 [Page 12]
Keep up to date with our events at:
Visit the ICOM, IMD website to learn more about International Museums Day:

Peter Haffenden, Inherit Earth [Page 13]
MA (Vic) Behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum Victoria Geoscience Collections under the Royal Exhibition Building. To learn more about the Royal Exhibitions Building visit:
To get the latest Museums Australia (Victoria) Annual Program of events like this one visit:

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For more about Rolf Schmidt, Museum Victoria, Collection Manager, and the guide for this tour visit:

Dimity Mapstone, MA (Vic) [Page 13]
Apps and Online
Australian Museum Frog’s Field Guide App
Museum of Fine Arts Boston launches new Paintings of the Americas online
Cooper-Hewitt releases dataset to broaden access to online collection
BBC’s Your Paintings

Daniel Wilksch, President, Museums Australia (Victoria) [Page 14]
Branch News

Museums News [page 14]
Community Heritage Grants

Australian Heritage Week

MoMA & the Art Gallery of WA

CDN conference

Town Hall Gallery closed until 2014

Manningham Art Gallery moving

Understanding Museums web publication

New Australian Heritage Partnership

New AbaF Arts Access Award

Clunes redevelopment

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