INSITE / September - October 2012 / Dangerous Collections

This issue of INSITE contains articles that look at varous aspects of collection care that pose risks to staff and visitors and require special consideration. The issue also includes announcements from the Victorian Museum Awards and a special liftout acknowledging the 2012 Award winners.

Cover image: The Werribee Open Range Zoo has a range of outdoor experiences including the Open Vehicle Adventures (pictured) that let you get among the wildlife, including rhinos, giraffes, zebras and antelopes. See details of the Open Vehicle Adventure tour online.

Zoos Victoria: Melbourne Zoo 150 year Anniversary:

Roger Trudgeon, Gold Museum [page 2]
How an Egg Bomb Tested the Gold Museum’s Emergency Procedures

JD Mittmann, Burrinja Cultural Centre [page 4]
Powerful Ingiets: the McLeod Gift Collection at Burrinja Cultural Centre

Gary Parker, National Vietnam Veterans Museum [page 5]
The Disciplined Forces: Veterans and the Victorian Police
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Alex Ellem, University Of Melbourne [page 6]
Hic Sunt Dracones: here be hazardous materials
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Standards Australia:
Safe Work Australia > Hazardous Substances:
The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists:
Ansell Chemsafe:

Kitty Owens, Artist & Writer [page 7]
Hear That Whistle Blowing: an exhibition review of Celebrating 150 years: rail in Bendigo and the Bendigo Brass Band

Museums Australia (Victoria) Exhibition Grants 2012 [page 8]
Grants visit:

Victorian Museum Awards 2012 [page 9]

Thank you to our sponsors:
Gold Sponsor:
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Silver Sponsor:

Five Newly Accredited Victorian Museums [page 11]

Dimity Mapstone, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 13]
New Technology in Museums & Galleries Seminar
Resource sheet:

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

Collections On Cue

100 Lost Buildings of Melbourne


The Web Lab

Museum News [page 14-15]

SmartBar at Melbourne Museum:

Anti-Seizure Legislation Before Parliament:

Copyright 2nd Edition in September:

art_a_base update:

Online Factsheets:

The Ian Potter Moving Image

Police Museum 9/11 exhibition:

Artsupport Australia & AbaF merge:

White Night Melbourne:

Coming Up [page 14-15]
See our events page for details:

Laura Miles, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 16]
Victorian Collections Update
MAP and poet in residence project
Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2013
End of year celebration:

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