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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AusHeritage Honorary Life Members – 27 May 2020

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Ausheritage is delighted to welcome back to its fold our first Honorary Life members, Ian Cook AM and Heather Mansell. This fascinating dyadic interview is a compelling eyewitness account of their active leadership involvement in many of the key Ausheritage activities over more than 20 years.

We hope to hear more from them and look forward to their continuing involvement with us as we enter our 26th year.

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International Museum Day – 18 May 2020

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International Museum Day 2020 stresses upon equality, diversity and inclusion
by Dilpreet Bhullar, Stirworld. Published on : May 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned International Museum Day to one-of-its-kind opportunity to lead the conversation on and explore hitherto unviable possibilities around museums.

International Museum Day (May 18), otherwise a busy day with events across the museums in different parts of the world, this time greets the uncertainty of lockdown with a majority of museums closed or partially opened for viewing in the wake of COVID-19 until further notice.

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To remain viable, museums must reinvent themselves – 25 Apr 2020

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Vinod Daniel

During the extended lockdown, there have been few online attractions provided by museums for the public to visit. The crisis offers them an opportunity to provide more services digitally.

A relatively unnoticed impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the restrictions which have followed it, is on museums across the world.

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Australian Heritage Delegation in Malaysia – 18 Feb 2020

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A six member senior heritage delegation from Australia visited Kuala Lumpur on February 17-18, 2020. The delegation from AusHeritage, Australia’s International Heritage Network had a working session with Think City officials, delivered a workshop on Risk Management for Collections at the Islamic Art Museum and also met with the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Arts, Mr Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik.

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