UPCOMING EVENT: HOPE IN THE DARK? The potential of heritage conservation, management and presentation today.

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Explore the heritage industry today with our special guest speakers. Hear from museum leaders, conservation specialists and built heritage project managers as they dive into a discussion on what is happening in the Asia-Pacific region right now. Speakers include Alex Marsden, Director of Alex Marsden Cultural Services and AusHeritage Director Sharon Veale, CEO and Partner at GML Heritage and AusHeritage…

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Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference – The Future of the Past

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Presented by Engineering New Zealand’s Otago Heritage Chapter Themed ‘The Future of the Past’, the conference will focus on heritage engineering or technology which has endured, undergone development, restoration and repurposing to claim its place in the future. Situated in Dunedin, it's a theme that aligns well with the region that’s full of interesting heritage! And there’s opportunity to experience…

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Industrial Heritage in Australia: From Labour to Leisure

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Asian Network of Industrial Heritage: Sixth Issue Bulletin / June 2021, p33 to 37 Peter Romey ( Deputy Chair, AusHeritage) In recent decades there has been an increasing interest in industrial heritage, and more specifically the adaptation of redundant industrial sites for new uses. Australia is no exception, and our country has a rich heritage of industrial places, despite our…

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A New Home for Old Artefacts

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The following article was prepared by Vinod Daniel, Board Member, International Council of Museums and Chairman, AusHeritage for The Hindu on 4th June 2021 https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-new-home-for-old-artefacts/article34720641.ece VBK-NATIONALMUSEUM-RVMOORTHY A planned decision to move the National Museum could serve the institution’s interests well The National Museum in Delhi is a repository of India’s rich history and proud heritage. Over the past few months,…

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Heritage Asia Pacific 2025: The Future of Heritage Symposium

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3 May, 1:30pm – 6:30pm AEST One year on from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we reflect and look toward the future of the heritage sector. What has been the impact of COVID-19 on heritage practice in the Asia Pacific region? What does the future look like, and the new opportunities created? What are the key lessons for the…

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Past Present Perfect

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Rajitha Menon, Deccan Herald, conducted the following interview Being a museum specialist is not a career that immediately springs to mind while charting out one’s future path. But choosing to embark on the path less taken, Sydney-based Vinod Daniel has made a name for himself as an internationally renowned museum specialist. His work covers a range of specialised areas in…

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Indian Museums Need To Rethink Their Story-telling Approach

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The following interview with Vinod Daniel, Chair of Ausheritage, was conducted by Anjuly Mathai, The Week. An Australian citizen of Indian origin, Vinod Daniel is known for his work in heritage preservation, both in Australia and overseas. He is chairman of the Board for AusHeritage and member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Paris, and has worked in over…

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The New Frontline For Museums

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How to attract new audiences and grow revenue streams in the cultural sector The following article was prepared by Suroopa Chatterjee, Art Valley, Crossroads and Culture. The arrival of Covid brought unprecedented disruptions to the cultural sector and the situation of museums hasn’t been the same since. Museum closures forced authorities to recalibrate their objectives and switch to alternative options…

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I Spy A Skeleton

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Why India needs to rake up the problem of human remains in museums The following article has been prepared by Sneha Bhura, The Week. On September 26, 1935, F.H. Gravely, superintendent of the Government Museum in Madras, wrote to the secretary of the Australian Museum about an “aboriginal skull”. Gravely was an acclaimed botanist, zoologist and a student of archaeology…

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A Way Out Of The Labyrinth

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Rasshme Rao, Deccan Herald, conducted the following interview with internationally recognised heritage conservationist Vinod Daniel about the possible resurgence of museums post-Covid. As a kid, one of my earliest memories of a Saturday outing was a visit to the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum in Bengaluru, or a weekend trip to Mysuru with the extended family to see the Mysuru…

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