INSITE / May - June 2013 / Fear of Technology

Cover Image: Artist Eric Siu wearing Touchy. Photo by Keith Tsuji. &
Eric Siu at ISEA conference:

Kate Phillips, Museum Victoria [page 2]
Thinking Ahead
To listen to ABC interviews about Think Ahead, visit:
Follow developments across Museum Victoria on their Blog:

Craig Baird, SurfWorld Museum Torquay [page 3]
The World in a Box
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Visit the museum online at:

Belinda Ensor, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 4]
Access Collections Online
For Online Tools for Museums go to:

Clare Gervasoni, University of Ballarat [page 5]
One Million Views! The Industrial Heritage Wiki, Ballarat
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Jody Bowman, Australian Communication Exchange [page 6]
Smart Technology and Audio Guides: creating access for all visitors
For information about OpenMi Tours visit:
View the Auslan tour for the exhibition here:

Dimity Mapstone, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 7]
Embracing Technology: MA (Vic) Digital Projects
Online practical training videos:

Seminar Presentations online:
INSITE online:

Roisin O’Dwyer, Museums Australia (Victoria) [pages 8-9]
Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2013
Register to receive updates about the 2014 conference at:
For a selection of conference presentations online:

Jennifer Jones, Foster and District Historical Society [page 11]
Cornerstone of the Nation Wilsons Promontory’s Role Durng World War II

Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 13]
2013 General Meeting and Shipwrecks Workshops
The General Meeting was held at the Johnston Collection:
For your copy of the 2013 Annual Report go to:
Heritage Victoria legislation information at:
MA (Vic) has developed two free practical online training sessions reflecting best practice technique on caring for shipwreck artefacts. View them at:

Dimity Mapstone, Museums Australia (Victoria) [Page 13]
Apps & Online
Spencer & Gillen Website
Curio at the State Library of NSW
BBC Your Paintings Website
MV Field Guide now on Android
The Big Internet Museum

Museum News  [Page 14]
Bulldogs Museum opens
The Bulldogs Museum opened at Whitten Oval in Footscray on 5 March.
Exhibition Partnership
Hatch Opens at Banyule
AIAH Symposium Podcasts Online
Connecting to Collections Online Courses
e-conservation Online Magazine
Charlton Golden Grains Museum Re-Opens
Storage Extensions at Yackandandah
Open House Melbourne
The Ursula Hoff Internship

Out & About [Page 15]

Laura Miles, Museums Australia (Victoria)
Branch News [page 16]
Thank you to our members
Nominate now for our 20th annual Victorian Museum Awards
State Conference

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