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Lake Mac Heritage Symposium

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Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie

1A First Street

Booragul, NSW 2284

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Lake Mac Heritage Symposium - Collections and Technology

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Second annual Lake Mac Heritage Symposium. Suitable for all volunteers and professionals working in the heritage and collection industries.

Monday 2 March 2019

9.30am-3pm

MAC – Museum of Art and Culture, First Street, Booragul

Bookings essential

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Program

9.30am: Registration, tea and coffee

9.45am: Symposium commences

10.00am: Engaging through digital technologies: How a museum can utilise digital technology to create dynamic and diverse public engagement

Greater access to a museum collection and providing dynamic entry points for engagement are aims that good programming, design and curatorship aspire to. MAAS Regional Program Producer Deborah Vaughan will provide examples of ways that digital technologies have been utilised in programming to increase accessibility, bringing new ways of seeing and engaging with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences collection

Presenter: Deborah Vaughan, Regional Program Producer, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).  

Deborah has held the position of Regional Program Producer at MAAS since 2014. From 2011-2014 she was Producer of Contemporary Programs, working on Sydney Design Festival. Deborah has a background in visual art and for many years balanced a full-time art practice with teaching in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at The University of Sydney. From 2003-04 Deborah was Australian Museums and Galleries Online (AMOL) National Guide and Education Coordinator.

11am: ‘Tourists Paradise: not just another digitisation and storytelling project’ - Digital at Port Macquarie Museum

Collection management software and tools are helping to make cultural collections and their connections more accessible and discoverable than ever before. The Port Macquarie Museum has been documenting and sharing its collection online for many years. In 2018 the Museum was awarded a Museums and Galleries NSW Project Development Grant to develop a tourism themed virtual exhibition and interactive story telling website. The project builds on the Museum's collection documentation activities and provides insight into the value of sharing collections and communicating stories with broader audiences. Tourists Paradise demonstrates an enduring model of story sharing and visitor engagement for community museums.

Presenter: Debbie Sommers works voluntarily at the Port Macquarie Museum, an independent community museum on the Mid North Coast of NSW. She has initiated many projects to improve the Museum's community engagement, exhibitions, programs and collection management, including digitisation, and led the highly successful Our Rivers Our History regional digital story telling project.

11.50am: Lunch

12.30pm: Workshop Session 1

Participants to select one workshop

Workshop 1: Grant Writing

Grant writing tips and tools

Workshop 2: Social Media

Workshop on how you can make the most of your collection on social media Workshop 2:

1.30pm: Workshop Session 2

Participants to select one workshop

Workshop 1: MAC – Museum of Art and Culture Collection Tour and Packing Ceramics and Glass

Tour of new collection store at MAC and short workshop on packing ceramics and glass

Workshop 2: Creating Videos on Smart phones and tablets

Workshop on how you can make engaging short videos on your smart phones and tablets

2.30pm: Afternoon tea

3pm: (for Heritage Network Members) E-hive Update

Following on from e-hive training delivered in February 2020 attendees can attend a session to ask questions or trouble shoot any problem. Session also suitable for those wanting an introduction to e-hive.

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