Curating the Anzac Centenaries: War, Memory and the Museum

As the centenaries of the Great War come to an end, two leading Melbourne museum curators reflect on how museums have represented the experience of Australians at war over the last few years.

As Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, Jean McAuslan has played a central role in shaping the Shrine’s response to the Anzac centenaries.

As Deputy Head of Humanities (Exhibitions) at Museums Victoria, Deborah Tout-Smith was Lead Curator for the World War I: Love & Sorrow exhibition at Melbourne Museum.

Facilitator Alistair Thomson from History at Monash University is author of Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend (1994 and 2013) and was a member of the advisory team for Love and Sorrow.

Together they will discuss: How have museums responded to the challenges and opportunities posed by the Great War centenaries? How have museum visitors experienced the war centenary exhibitions? To what extent and in what ways have museums sought to reshape what we know of and how we respond to that war and its impacts? 

The audience at this seminar will have the opportunity to present their own insights and to ask questions of the panellists.

Please book your seat at this free event by clicking the RSVP button at the foot of this page. 

 

With thanks to the series sponsors, Monash University Publishing and the Monash University History Program:

Monash University Publishing   Monash University History Program 

and to the organising partners:

Old Treasury Building     Monash University History Program      HCV

The seminar is part of an ongoing series, Making Public Histories, that is offered jointly by the Monash University History Program, the History Council of Victoria and the Old Treasury Building. Each seminar aims to explore issues and approaches in making public histories. The seminars are open, free of charge, to anyone interested in the creation and impact of history in contemporary society. Click HERE to learn about other events in the series.

 

 

WHEN
November 13, 2018 at 6pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
Old Treasury Building
20 Spring St
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Australia
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CONTACT
Margaret Birtley · · 0418814957
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Andrew Linden Yvonne Stewart Rosalie Triolo Nicola Vance Grace Rutherford Mike Gordon Fiona McLachlan Kathryn Hore Jason Odering Fiona Hanlon Bart Ziino Heidi Freihaut Katherine Sheedy Michael Duke Alissa Duke

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Heidi Freihaut
Katherine Sheedy
Michael Duke
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