Anthropocene in museums workshop
Curators and researchers from the National Museum of Australia, Western Australian Museum, Museums Victoria and the Australian Museum met in Canberra on Friday 23 June 2017 to discuss our projects and explore the approaches we are taking to the concept of the Anthropocene.
In the morning we presented our projects, including the national Museum’s permanent gallery, Life in Australiaa, and the temporary/touring exhibition, Localising the Anthropocene. In the next session we shared audience research findings and discussed possibilities for collaboration. We spent the afternoon planning for the Eco Cities and Ideas Lab conferences.
Some of the questions we explored:
- What are we working on?
- What do we mean when use the term Anthropocene?
- Who are our audiences?
- What further audience research are we undertaking?
- Can we find opportunities for collaboration?
Western Australian Museum
Bliss Jensen, Creative Director, New Museum Project
Alice Ryder, Senior Project Officer, Audience Advocate, New Museum Project
Kate Phillips, Senior Curator, Science Exhibitions, Sciences
Jenny Newell, Acting Director, Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections
Louise Teteris, Touring Exhibitions Coordinator, Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections
National Museum of Australia
Martha Sear, Acting Head, People and the Environment Curatorial Team
Rowena MacDonald, Producer, Gallery Development
Jilda Andrews, Audience and Experience Coordinator, Life in Australia
George Main, Lead Curator, Life in Australia
Stephen Munro, Curator, Life in Australia
Jennifer Wilson, Curator, Life in Australia
Cameron Muir, Research Fellow, Localising the Anthropocene