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Judith Hickson

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Judith Hickson, Queensland Museum. Collecting for the Future presentation at Opening Doors: 2019 Museums & Galleries Queensland Conference.

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Judith Hickson

  1. 1. ‘SEIZING THE ZEITGEIST’ CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF OUR TIMES IN A STATE MUSEUM COLLECTION
  2. 2. QQUEENSLAND MUSEUM CIRCA 1879
  3. 3. ‘A backward glance at museum development shows that museums only fully develop their potential for action when they are fully involved in the major problems of contemporary society. Museums are institutions intended to serve society and only in this can they continue to exist and function’ -Jan Jelinek, 1975 Czech museologist and former President of International Council of Museums
  4. 4. SAMDOK – COLLECTING THE CONTEMPORARY – SWEDEN – 1977
  5. 5. What makes us human?
  6. 6. WHO AM I?
  7. 7. FUTURE OF MUSEUMS
  8. 8. CONSUMPTION - WASTE
  9. 9. • Allow time to think and reflect • Examine the past • Think about the deeper questions – ‘know thyself’ • What are our responsibilities • Consider the future • Focus on now – BE BRAVE
  10. 10. CARNE y ARENA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF-focK30WE

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