Folklore and field books: museums, archives and the documentation of diverse collections

Documents are found throughout museums, not just in their archives. At Museum Victoria the Australian Children's Folklore Collection contains thousands of card files, pieces of correspondence and other textual material. Departments and curators have collections of files and research notes. Unpublished records like field books are found in multiple collections (including the archives) with their location sometimes based less on format and more on the relationship of the author to the institution. In this seminar Mike Jones will explore some of the issues and opportunities this creates.

About the speaker:  Mike Jones is a Research Associate at Museum Victoria; a PhD Candidate with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies and a Consultant Research Archivist at the eScholarship Research Centre (both at the University of Melbourne).

This seminar is part of Museum Victoria’s History, Culture & Collections 2016 Seminar Series.

Admission is free, but please RSVP to reserve your seat.

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November 09, 2016 at 1:00pm - 2pm
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton, Vic 3053
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