This free annual event is an opportunity for staff and volunteers from museums across Western Sydney and regional New South Wales to network, share stories and be inspired by presentations on topics relevant to the regional collecting sector. The Forum will also be streamed online for those unable to attend in person.
There will be four afternoon breakout sessions for on-site participants to choose from. You can only register for one of the breakout sessions and you must select one to be issued a ticket to the full-day program. This event is free, but bookings are essential. Please print out and bring your ticket with you. Doors open at 8.10am, with registration from 8.15–8.55am. The program commences at 9am. Complimentary morning tea and a light lunch will be provided. The Forum will be filmed and photographed for promotional purposes. Please let on-site staff know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.
In 2022, presentations will focus on issues ranging from forward-thinking regional museum policy and practice to reflections on how museums deal with the consequences of natural disasters. The Forum is presented in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW and Regional Arts NSW.
Please select one from the following four options to book your ticket for the full-day on-site forum:
On-site Breakout Sessions (select one):
1. First Nations self-determination within collections
Powerhouse Head of Collections, First Nations, Nathan mudyi Sentance and a/Registration Manager Lucy Clark, will discuss how Powerhouse has developed a new deed of deposit process which allows First Nations communities to deposit cultural material to the museum for safekeeping while retaining all legal rights. Nathan and Lucy will detail the benefits of this process and practicalities of implementation from a collections’ registration perspective. Book this session
2. Clay Dynasty exhibition tour
Join Powerhouse Curator Eva Czernis-Ryl for a 30-minute tour of the exhibition Clay Dynasty. Featuring 400 objects by three generations of makers, from pioneer potters to contemporary ceramic artists, Clay Dynasty is the first survey of Australian studio ceramics from the 1960s to date. Book this session
3. Unpopular exhibition tour
Join Powerhouse Curator Damian McDonald for a 30-minute tour of the exhibition Unpopular. The exhibition draws on the archive of rock music promoter, record company founder and entrepreneur Stephen ‘Pav’ Pavlovic, as well as the experiences of the artists and creative collaborators of the alternative music scene in the 1990s. Book this session
4. Carriers and content: A digitisation discussion
A presentation by Powerhouse Conservator, Variable Media Chris Redman focusing on the differences between audio visual carriers, content and handling challenges within a digitisation project. Accompanying this will be some tips and possible pathways on how a project like this could be achieved in smaller institutions. Book this session
Online Forum Ticket:
All online ticketholders will be automatically registered for the afternoon breakout session on First Nations self-determination within collections. Other breakout sessions are only available to on-site participants. You will be sent a link to join the Forum closer to the event. Book this session
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