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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HindustanTimes
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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Oz heritage experts to help restore Humayun Mahal – 20 Feb 2020

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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.

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Australian team in Chennai to pick up restoration tips – 20 Feb 2020

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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.

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