AusHeritage has provided a submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Government’s response to COVID-19. This article outlines our position on COVID-19 as it relates to the cultural heritage sector and provides recommendations on same.
Emeritus Professor William Stewart Logan, a past member of AusHeritage, has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to tertiary education, and to cultural heritage research in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List.
How museums can use technology to take art and history to people
Museums are repositories of history, culture and societies, and in the future may display items that will remind us of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, museums are among the worst hit spaces and the pandemic is forcing new ways of accessing them.
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.
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.
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.
Members of AusHeritage visited Malaysia and India recently for a number of meetings to further develop relationships and to investigate potential new projects.
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.
The Times of India, Feb 20, 2020
Australian forensics and Tamil traditional building methods may soon find a creative meeting point at Humayun Mahal at the Chepauk Palace. AusHeritage, an Australian network of heritage experts and architects on Wednesday held discussions with the state public works department on restoring the building that suffered serious damages in a fire accident in 2012.
The Hindu, Chennai – 20 February 2020
Work on Humayun Mahal, using traditional conservation techniques, comes in for high praise. Mughal-era techniques, followed for conservation of heritage buildings in the Chepauk Palace complex, have caught the attention of Australian heritage experts.
A seven-member delegation from Australia was in the city on Wednesday to learn about the traditional techniques adopted for restoring Humayun Mahal. They were all praise for the use of traditional methods, particularly the Kangeyam bulls employed to grind lime mortar used to plaster walls.