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The future of museums - Parts One and Two

Museums Australia

The way we interact with museums and their collections is changing fast, and so too is the way they're now engaging with us.


A panel discussion with Frank Howarth, Director of the Australian Museum; Associate Professor Angelina Russo from the Faculty of Design at Swinburne University; and Louise Douglas, General Manager, Audiences and Programs at the National Museum of Australia. We also hear from the Director General of the International Council of Museums, Julien Anfruns.

In Part Two we hear about a new 3D image capture process that's being developed for museum use in Brisbane. We chat with Seb Chan from the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and we also explore some of the practical difficulties involved in trying to coordinate the digitisation of museum collections.

Speakers are

Margaret Birtley
CEO, Collections Council of Australia

Dr David McKinnon
Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)

Shiralee Saul
Co-founder and producer, Curiosity Cabinet

Seb Chan
Head of Digital, Social & Emerging Technologies, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Michael Cassin
Director, Center for Education in the Visual Arts,The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (US)



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