INSITE / July - August 2013 / Large Numbers

Cover Image: Euan McGillivray’s photo of a display area in the Willandra Museum in Wycheproof. Over the years, Euan has visited more than 150 small museums in Victoria, met with over 1200 volunteers and delivered dozens of workshops for Museums Australia (Victoria) on museum practice. In his chapter 'Exhibition Design for Community Museums’ in Exhibition Design for Galleries and Museums: an insider’s view he outlines some of the practices that get in the way of a good display.  Exhibition Design for Galleries and Museums: an insider’s view, edited by Georgia Rouette, is available from Museums Australia National Office.

Roisin O’Dwyer, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 2]
Exhibition Creep
For more about the exhibition program at the MAP Accredited Yarra Ranges Regional Museum visit:
PGAV Strategic Plan 2014-2016. p4.
NETS National Touring Survey Report, p9.
Arts Victoria, Fast Facts:
‘Blockbusted’, The Age, 12 May, 2013.

The information in this article has been provided by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport which administers the Cultural Gifts Program [page 3]
Tax Incentive Opportunities for Museums: the Cultural Gifts Program
For more information about the Cultural Gifts Program visit:

Robyn Till, Macedon Ranges Shire Council [page 4]
Tough Love: caring and sharing objects
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For more about Macedon Ranges Arts & Culture visit:

Leigh Kinrade, Public Records Office Victoria [Page 5]
Culturing Volunteers: volunteer programs in collecting institutions
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For further information about the Cultural Volunteer Coordinators Group contact:

Georgia Rouette, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 6]
The Alfred Hospital Nurses League
The Alfred Hospital Nurses League is open Monday & Wednesday, 10am-4pm. Call (03) 9076 3540 or email: or visit:
Visit them on Victorian Collections at:

Wendy Garden, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery [page 7]
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is MAP Accredited and located at 7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora. Open Wed-Fri 11am to 4pm; Sat & Sun 12pm to 5pm.

Georgia Rouette, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 8]
Announcing the 2013 Exhibition Grant Recipients
Learn more about Exhibition Services and these grants at: or call Georgia on (03) 8341 7342 or email:

Deborah Tout-Smith, Museum Victoria [page 9]
Data, Access and Imagination: an interview with Suse Cairns
The interview was recorded at the MA National Conference How Museums Work: people, industry and nation in Canberra in May 2013. For more go to:
Suse Cairns blogs about a range of museum related topics from collection management to behavioural priming and museum visitation.
Suse Cairns presented a paper at the Museum & the Web 2013 conference in the US on the topic Curating the Digital World: Past Preconceptions, Present Problems, Possible Futures. Download the paper at:

Gold Museum Update [page 10]
The Gold Museum is located in Bradshaw Street, Ballarat. For more information visit:

What’s On: exhibitions in Victoria’s Accredited Museums [page 11]
Find our map of Victoria's Accredited Museums online at:
For exhibition details visit:

Caroline Deighton, Museums Australia (Victoria) [Page 13]
Afghanistan Exhibition Exclusive Preview
Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures finished on 28 July. For information on upcoming exhibitions go to:
For more about Mr Akram read:
For upcoming MA (Vic) events visit:

Dimity Mapstone, Museums Australia (Victoria) [Page 13]
Apps & Online
Europeana Open Culture App
NZ Marine Life App
Trendswatch 2013
Online Courses by Museums
Google Field Trip App

Museum News  [Page 14]
Bravery at Flagstaff Hill
Ballarat Heritage Awards 2013
Resource for Community Art Projects
Spectacle at ACMI
Creswick Museum visited by Governor
Burrinja Symposium
Benalla announces a new art prize
Local History Grants
Museum Victoria Book Offer
Victorian Winners in Arts in Asia Awards

Out & About [Page 15]
Speakers at the Identifying Significant Collections Workshop in July presented across an informative range of issues. Presentations are available at:
Laura Miles visited the MAP Accredited Jazz Archive in July. The current exhibition at the Jazz Archive is Australian Women in Jazz, on until December. For more information visit:
Members were treated to a viewing of the exhibition of Monet’s Garden at the NGV in July. A talk was given by Gina Panebianco prior to the viewing and guests were able to stay on for the Friday Nights opening. For the latest at the NGV visit

Laura Miles, Museums Australia (Victoria) [page 16]
Branch News
Victorian Museum Awards. Congratulations to all of our Award winners.
Museum Accreditation Program (MAP)
National Standards for Australian Museums & Galleries. Download the Standards for free at:
More online training launched
For your diaries
Twitter @_mavic & @VicCollections

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