Cultural institutions

Journal article

24 Sep 2018

This article explores how cultural heritage institutions have ordered and regulated contact with their publics via a negotiation of different visual communication technologies.

Report

7 Sep 2018

The Northern Territory Government is developing a world-class National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from across the country and supporting the economic development of the town.

Commentary

5 Sep 2018

A parliamentary inquiry seems to be carefully avoiding the real challenge for Australia’s national museums, archives and libraries, writes David Stephens.

Article

25 Jul 2018

We wanted to rethink how our library supported open access, so we attempted to ask ourselves and our staff why they supported “open” and how they defined “open”. By unpacking our institutional and individual understandings of “open” using design thinking principles, we were able to...

Report

13 Jun 2018

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Gallery of Australia and the Australian War Memorial have implemented effective collections management practices.

Journal article

4 Apr 2018

Through an ethnographic approach in which five young children’s visits were documented in great detail, the article considers these in the light of children’s experiences of previous exhibitionary platforms and the relevance of Mona’s museological interventions for building their dispositions to art and broadening art...

Report

19 Jan 2018

Researched and prepared in partnership with Oxford Economics and with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this comprehensive report quantifies the economic benefit of museums, including jobs, direct spending, and supply-chain effects.

Journal article

15 Sep 2017

Digital technologies offer opportunities for engagement with cultural heritage resources through the development of online platforms and databases. However, questions have been raised about whether this type of engagement is structurally open or bounded by pre-existing institutional frameworks.

Journal article

6 Jun 2017

Drawing on a large survey of visitors to the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania, this article illuminates the origins, social aims and impacts of successful attempts to push art museums beyond what Hanquinet and Savage call ‘educative leisure’.

Journal article

26 Apr 2017

This study aims to better understand local engagement with the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and shed light on potential socio-cultural transformation.

Guide

15 Nov 2016

The purpose of the City of Melbourne Arts Infrastructure Framework (MAIF) is to provide strategic direction on the delivery of arts infrastructure by the City of Melbourne and its external partners.

Journal article

15 Sep 2016

This paper presents the findings of a 2015 survey of cultural tastes and practices relating the visual arts and correlates these with indicators of social class, ethnicity, gender, and level and type of education.

Book review

30 Aug 2016

This is an opportunistic and dangerous book, which rides on the back of advocacy by First Nations Peoples (and other Nations) for the return of stolen cultural property and human remains. It is worth taking seriously because it has reached a wide audience, in particular...

Journal article

18 May 2016

This paper reflects critically on the complex coordinates of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao’s success as a singular tourism magnet; notably how Bilbao and the Basque Country region played a far bigger role in it than is commonly perceived.

Thesis

24 Jul 2015

This research explored the skills, knowledge and qualities, and professional education needs, of information professionals in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) in Australia. These cultural heritage institutions have always had a role in allowing us to experience, explore and interpret our world by enabling...

Journal article

16 Jun 2015

This paper examines how the Melbourne's Islamic Museum of Australia tells a story of an “Australian Islam” through its use of material and artistic objects; how it symbolizes and synthesizes the assumed binary of East and West, through spatial expressions that narrate a religious community's...

Thesis

1 Jan 2015

Pacific islands artifacts and imageries have had a strong appeal to the popular imagination of the West over the years. However, in recent years the question of ownership of intellectual property rights has emerged as many indigenous groups around the world call for the repatriation...

Report

10 Oct 2014

INTRODUCTION

Australia’s public collecting institutions enrich public life by displaying, interpreting, making accessible and preserving the world’s shared cultural, scientific and historic heritage.

Acquisitions to collections and loans to institutions play a vital role in increasing our society’s understanding of culture. They...

Report

16 Sep 2014

This analysis of Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums finds that digital innovation in the sector is inconsistent and isolated, and provides a roadmap to maximise the potential of the digital economy.

Executive summary

The GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector...

Strategy

30 Oct 2013

This document updates our strategic framework for the arts, libraries and museums, which were set out in separate documents: Achieving great art for everyone (2010) and Culture, knowledge and understanding (2011).

With its focus on long-term collaborative action, this refreshed strategic framework directs the...

Overview

 

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