MA2012 When to show, when to tell: New ways to apply the National Standards

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Presented at the Museums Australia 2012 National Conference in Adelaide. This presentation cites some international examples of when 'showing rather than telling' gets a message across effectively, and how museums might apply these principles in line with the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries. The Standards is the definitive best-practice guidance for museums.

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MA2012 When to show, when to tell: New ways to apply the National Standards

  1. 1. When to show, when to tell: New ways to apply the National Standards Wednesday 26 September 2012 Laura Miles, Museums Australia (Victoria)
  2. 2. National Standards for Australian Museums & Galleries: http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/sector_info_item/107
  3. 3. National Standards for Australian Museums & Galleries: http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/sector_info_item/107 Principle B2 & B3 presents significant collection…to current and potential audiences Principle C1 & C2: significant stories, preserved for the future
  4. 4. http://sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/fishbourne-roman-palace
  5. 5. http://sussexpast.co.uk/properties-to-discover/fishbourne-roman-palace
  6. 6. Significance 2.0, Collections Council of Australia, archived at: http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/publications/significance2-0/ • Historic • Artistic / aesthetic • Scientific / research • Social / spiritual • Provenance • Rarity / representativeness • Condition / completeness • Interpretive capacity Or…
  7. 7. Significance 2.0, Collections Council of Australia, archived at: http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/publications/significance2-0/ …group your selected objects: • Thematically • Geographically • Chronologically
  8. 8. Courtesy of the Brighton & Hove Museum, UK
  9. 9. Courtesy of the Brighton & Hove Museum, UK
  10. 10. www.victoriancollections.net
  11. 11. http://victoriancollections.net.au/organisations/bright-and-district-historical-society
  12. 12. http://victoriancollections.net.au/regions
  13. 13. https://twitter.com/VicCollections
  14. 14. Courtesy of Google Earth
  15. 15. Roadsigns in Wales and Romania
  16. 16. www.mavic.asn.au/museums
  17. 17. Text based resources on MA (Vic) website www.mavic.asn.au/resources
  18. 18. Adding videos to our online resources http://youtu.be/oUgG7HEpvyo & http://youtu.be/GGeYd1ivRSg
  19. 19. Visiting museums on-site to photograph examples of best practice
  20. 20. Purchased a microphone online for less than $50
  21. 21. Editing voice over using Audacity
  22. 22. Combining still photos and audio recording to create a video
  23. 23. Sharing our videos on YouTube www.youtube.com/museumsaustraliavic
  24. 24. Open invitation at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK
  25. 25. Display at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK Henry VIII’s fort at Deal, Kent, built in 1540, has low walls to present less of a target to cannon.
  26. 26. Sharing collection photographs using HistoryPin www.historypin.com
  27. 27. Contributing photos and stories via ABC Open www.abc.net.au/open
  28. 28. Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London www.carrollfletcher.com
  29. 29. Carroll/Fletcher Gallery, London www.carrollfletcher.com
  30. 30. http://pinterest.com/spacebeagle/
  31. 31. www.janbanning.com/books/bureaucratics/
  32. 32. www.janbanning.com/books/bureaucratics/ What’s on your desk?
  33. 33. From little things…
  34. 34. …big ideas grow
  35. 35. Australia: the first country to fully convert to polymer banknotes
  36. 36. The Bedlington Terrier
  37. 37. Conventions: spot the heritage attractions
  38. 38. Conventions: spot the heritage attractions Centre for natural knowledge Julio Beobide (local painter’s) museum Local (things) Thalassotherapy (seaweed therapy) centre San Telmo church Flysch = geologically significant cliffs Beach
  39. 39. “Art lives in the small town of Arratia with this small workshop…”
  40. 40. Alboka, from the Arabic ‘al-bûq’ meaning ‘the trumpet’ or ‘the horn’
  41. 41. Juan Mari Beltran playing the alboka, courtesy of adancingfool: http://youtu.be/Hbq3lsDTd_g
  42. 42. National Standards for Australian Museums & Galleries: http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/sector_info_item/107 Principle B2 & B3 presents significant collection…to current and potential audiences Principle C1 & C2: significant stories, preserved for the future
  43. 43. What is best shown? How? What is best told? How? Why are these objects significant? Can they be grouped by theme, origin, time? What annoys you? What inspires you? Can you borrow ideas from museums and other places?
  44. 44. Takeaways: Factsheets & videos: www.mavic.asn.au Slides and images on Pinterest and Slideshare Follow on Twitter: @laura_miles and @_mavic Conference hashtag: #masa2012

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