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CAIA Winter Symposium “Curating Cultures”

Summary

A two day symposium looking at trends and practices in curating culture

Start Date

20th Jun 2012 8:45am

End Date

21st Jun 2012 5:15pm

Venue

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk Cultural Precinct

RSVP / Contact Information

RSVPs ARE ESSENTIAL - CAIA.centre@utas.edu.au or visit our website http://colonial.arts.utas.edu.au/wintersymposia.html

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Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath Winter Symposium

‘Curating Culture’

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Auditorium, Inveresk Campus,

Launceston

20-21June, 2012

 

 

Draft Programme - Wednesday 20th June

 

0845-0900 Welcome: Richard Mulvaney, Director, QVMAG

 

0900-1030: Session One ‘Frontier Objects, Frontier spaces in Australia’

Katrina Schlunke (UTS): ‘Curating National Cultures: Cook and the Shield of Botany Bay’

Karen Burns (Melbourne): ‘Besieged Subjects / Fortified Homesteads: Frontier Houses in Port Philip and Van Diemen's Land"

Penny Edmonds (UTAS): ‘The Le Souëf Box: Reflections on Imperial Nostalgia, Material Culture, and Exhibitionary Practice in Colonial Victoria’

 

1100-1230: Session Two ‘Collaborations: Student-led research and curatorship at the Narryna House Museum’

Sarah Scott (ANU): ‘Intro: A mutually beneficial collaboration: ANU Student research at Narryna House Museum’

Juliet Flook (ANU): ‘Narryna House Museum: A Case Study of working with art collections in Australian Heritage Houses’

Caitlin Sutton (ANU): ‘Revealing a Treasure: The engravings from the Voyage De Decouvertes Aux Terrees Australes’

Jennifer Moncrief (ANU): ‘A most significant collection: The dress collection at Narryna House Museum’

 

1330-1500: Session Three ‘Cultural Heritage in Disparate Media’

Mark Harrison (UTAS): ‘Time and the global aesthetic economy in Beijing Surface magazine’

Machiko Ishikawa (UTAS): ‘Reading the Paradox of Japan’s Outcaste Otherness in Texts of Nakagami Kenji’

Craig Norris (UTAS): ‘Finding identity through Japanese anime and Tasmanian heritage tourism’

 

1530-1700: Session Four ‘Communities and Curators’

Jane Lydon (Monash): ‘Reconstructing Colonial Visual Cultures: Photography and Indigenous Australians’

Wendy Webster (University of Huddersfield): ‘Sounding civilised: The Englishspeaking peoples in Second World War British film and broadcasting’

Lindy Allen (Museum Victoria/La Trobe): ‘Indigenous Agency and Power Relations in Contemporary Curatorial Practices’

 

 

Thursday 21st June

 

0900-1000: Session Five (Plenary)

Harriet Ritvo (MIT): ‘Achieving Endangerment: Breeds, Species, and Degrees of Difference’

 

1030-1200: Session Six: ‘Heritage: Interpretation and Presentation’

Wu, Zongjie (Zhejiang University): ‘Blurring the Boundaries of Materiality and Spirit: In Search of Confucian Meanings of the Past in Shuitingmen Neighbourhood Heritage Project’

Guan Changlong (Zhejiang University): ‘Chinese ritual objects: Symbolic Boundaries of Ceremony and Exhibition’

Jeffrey Moser (Zhejiang University): ‘A New Museum at Zhejiang University’

 

1200-1300: Session Seven: ‘Packaging History’

Sophie Couchman (Chinese Museum): ‘Telling Chinese-Australian stories : The making of “Remembering Chinatown” a self-guided MP3 walking tour’

Kaz Ross (UTAS): ‘Panning for Chinese gold: Commodifying Australian goldfields heritage for the Chinese tourist market’

 

1330-1400: Session Eight: Curatorial Floor Talk

Lindy Allen (Museum Victoria/La Trobe): Exhibition: Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic: Arnhem Land Paintings and Objects from the Donald Thomson Collection

 

1400-1500: Session NineQVMAG: Developing an exhibition’

Jon Addison (QVMAG): ‘Exhibiting a Stain: Interpreting Contested History’

 

1530-1715: Curatorial Tour (Behind the scenes Inveresk)

 

1800-1930: Public Talk: QVMAG, Royal Park Gallery 2

Professor Guan Changlong, PhD, Institute for Ancient Books, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

‘Guan-di Belief in the Perspective of Chinese Theological Tradition"