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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AusHeritage Turns 25

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AusHeritage turns 25! A seminar will be held during the AGM on Friday 27 November 2020, during which various board members will reflect on AusHeritage highlights over the last 25 years, amongst other topics. AusHeritage was established 25 years ago to facilitate the engagement of practitioners and organisations for the Australian heritage industry in the overseas arena and is the…

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AmaGA’s Alex Marsden reviews her tenure

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After a lifetime career on “the hill” in Canberra and leading Australia’s peak organisation for museums and galleries, Alex Marsden, National Director of AMaGA, is handing the baton to someone else to lead with fresh ideas. Alex is also a Director of AusHeritage. The following is an excerpt from an interview by Gina Fairley: Alex Marsden, AMaGA, 5 October 2020.…

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