INSITE / May - June 2012 / Distributed Collections

This issue of INSITE includes articles about distributed collections of sports and war-related heritage as well as information about Victorian Museum Award nominations and news about our Branch Committee. We also report on the proceedings from our inaugural state conference.

Cover image: Fan Banner, China, c1880. Feathers, silk, papier-mâche, wood & hand cut mirrors from the Golden Dragon Museum’s collection and online at the Culture Victoria website.

Culture Victoria: www.cv.vic.gov.au
The Golden Dragon Museum is in Bridge Street, Bendigo: www.goldendragonmuseum.org

Contents

Dr Marina Larsson, Department of Planning and Community Development [page 2]
Our Distributed War-related Heritage
Veterans Heritage at the Veterans Unit of DPCD: www.veterans.vic.gov.au
Other sites of interest:
Military History, Heritage Victoria: www.mhhv.org.au
Australian Defence force, Army History Unit: http://www.army.gov.au/Our-history/Army-History-Unit

Margaret Birtley, Melbourne Cricket Club [page 4]
The Sports Heritage Jigsaw
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The National Sports Museum: www.nsm.org.au

MA (Vic)'s Exhibition Design Seminar [page 6]
Presentations from this seminar available online:
www.mavic.asn.au/resources/presentations/working-with-exhibition-designers

The MA (Vic) Branch Committee for 2012-2014 [page 7]
http://www.mavic.asn.au/about_us/committees
http://www.mavic.asn.au/about_us/annual_report

Pam Millist, Maxus Australia [page 9]
Unlocking the Value of Collections
 
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Guinness Archive: www.vala.org.au/vala2012-proceedings/vala2012-plenary-5-roche
Guinness Storehouse: www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/Index.aspx
Inmagic Presto:  www.maxus.net.au/products/presto
Victoria Law: www.victorialaw.org.au
Rail Knowledge Bank: http://railknowledgebank.com

Collect, Conserve, Connect Inaugural State Conference [page 10]
http://www.mavic.asn.au/stateconference/state-conference-2012
ABC Ballarat audiocast of the Risky Business session:
www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2012/03/30/3467699.htm

The Victorian Museum Awards 2012 [page 12]
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More information about the Awards at: www.mavic.asn.au/awards/nominations

Raphael Fiorese, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 12]
MA (Vic) Member Survey Feedback
To keep up to date with membership benefits visit: http://www.mavic.asn.au/membership

Sophie Garrett, University of Melbourne Archives [page 13]
Explore Melbourne’s Built Heritage
The full program for the University of Melbourne’s Cultural Treasures Festival (28-29 July) is available at: http://www.unimelb.edu.au/culturalcollections/treasuresdays
The Heritage Victoria App is available at: http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/vic-heritage/id481956934?mt=8

Dimity Mapstone, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 13]
Apps & Online
Australian Museums Join Google Art
http://www.googleartproject.com
Christchurch CityviewAR
http://www.hitlabnz.org/index.php/products/cityviewar

Digital Publishing Australia
http://digitalpublishingaustralia.org.au
Object on iTunes U
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/institution/object-australian-centre-for/id399299100 http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u
Museums & the Web Conference
http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2012/sessions

Museums News [Page 14]
The REB Receives Funds http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/making-an-exhibition-of-itself-20m-to-allow-visitors-to-once-more-climb-dome-20120515-1yoyl.html 
Conference Blog posts
http://stephanierosestone.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/museums-australia-victoria-conference-29-march/ 
http://cataloguingingippsland.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/highlights-from-today.html http://blogs.cv.vic.gov.au/news/museums-in-social-media-the-web/
SLV Family History Day http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/family-history-feast
Dromkeen Donation to SLV http://readalert.blogs.slv.vic.gov.au/2012/02/29/a-new-chapter-in-the-history-of-the-dromkeen-collection-e-library/
Museum Victoria Joins Historypin http://www.historypin.com/channels/view/id/8653024/#/home 
Local History Grant winners announced http://prov.vic.gov.au/community-programs/grants-awards/local-history-grants
Anzac Centenary 2014-2018 http://www.anzaccentenary.gov.au

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

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