This annual forum is an opportunity for the regional museum sector to network and hear talks on current topics. The forum is free, but booking is essential. Tickets include complimentary morning tea and a light lunch. Registration is from 8:15 – 8:55 am. Doors open at 8:10 am. Please print your ticket and bring it with you.
Please note: There is a selection of break-out sessions this year. You must register for only one of the break-out sessions to automatically gain a ticket to the full-day forum program. A list of the breakout sessions and booking links are below. Please remember to state your organisation when booking your ticket. If you are booking for a friend you will have to state their name and register them in one break out session. The full-day forum program, with all presentations, synopses and presenter biographies, is available below to print out.
Please select from the following four options to book your ticket for the full-day forum:
Common Good exhibition tour, L2 near Theatrette entrance
Join Senior Curator Keinton Butler and Senior Exhibition Designer Katherine Bond for a tour of the exhibition Common Good. During the tour both Curator and Designer will discuss development, content, themes, and the design of Common Good: a survey of contemporary design from the Asia-Pacific region that explores design-led responses to social, ethical and environmental challenges by a new generation of socially-engaged designers. Diminishing natural resources, population pressure and the preservation of our cultural heritage are among the issues explored.
How to move a collection, Theatrette L2
The Museum is on the move. How will we relocate the collection from Ultimo to Castle Hill?
During the last two years the Museum has undertaking a couple of collection based projects involving the large-scale movement of objects from its Ultimo object store to Castle Hill.
This session will take you through what was involved in those two projects and how they have assisted with the planning for the upcoming move. What we have learned through these projects can benefit you and your collection. Mandy Crook, Registrar and Rebecca Ellis, Conservator will discuss documentation, what kinds of assessments are relevant, conservation, digitisation, packing and transport for all types of objects across all types of collections.
Human non Human exhibition tour, L1, near escalators
Join Senior Curator, Contemporary, Katie Dyer and Assistant Curator Nina Earl on a tour of the exhibition Human non Human. Art, Science and speculation converge in this exhibition that asks: What makes us human? How might humans adapt in the future? Addressing four fundamental aspects of human experience: Food, Work, Sex and Belief, Human non Human responds to the impact of accelerating technology, connectivity and a rapidly changing environment.
Photographing objects: tips and tricks, PLC Room A, L2
Join MAAS photographers Marinco Kojdanovski and Ryan Hernandez for a demonstration on basic techniques that can be used to photograph objects on a budget – and still get great results. Have you ever wondered what type of lighting or background is best? Should you include a scale reference or use a mobile phone to document objects? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, then this demonstration is for you!
For the full-day Regional Stakeholder Forum printable program please download the PDF: Regional Stakeholder Forum Program 2018
Presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW and Regional Arts NSW.