Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Investigating Significant Costumes Workshop--an intensive course in the Making Museums Work

Narryna mourning costume as arranged by Joyce Mackey for Ashes to Ashes.
From Narryna News April 2016
You are invited to participate in a one day Significance Assessment Workshop, with a focus on historic costumes 

Saturday, 1 October between 9.30am – 4.00pm
Royal Society of Tasmania Room, TMAG, Hobart
Registration is due by Friday, 23 September 2016
By phone: 03 6165 6666
By email:
By post: Arts Tasmania, 146 Elizabeth Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Numbers are limited so please register promptly
Cost $20 Museums Australia (Tasmania) members
$40 others

The presenter – Kylie Winkworth

Kylie is a museum and heritage consultant, with a particular interest in historic costumes,regional and community collections, movable heritage and in situ heritage collections. With Roslyn Russell she is the co-author of Significance2.0 a guide to assessing the significance of collections, 2009. She has undertaken many assessments of costume and community collections. She has advised local, state and national museums on costume collections, proposed acquisitions and Australian Dress Register entries. And she has presented significance training workshops for museum groups around Australia.

This workshop will introduce participants to the theory and practice of significance assessment, with a special focus on costumes, using in particular a case study from Narryna Heritage Museum’s collection.

Numbers are limited so please register promptly
Friday, 23 September 2016 Details are on the attached form.

Professional development series for the collections sector

Arts Tasmania, Museums Australia (Tasmania) and Narryna Heritage Museum.
This workshop is funded by a National Library of Australia Community Heritage Grant awarded to Narryna Heritage Museum Inc. for a significance and preservation-needs assessment of its costume collection, together with a community workshop in significance assessment.

Arts Tasmania and Museums Australia (Tasmania) have provided further funding for the significance assessment workshop as part of the Making Museums Work program.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Design Tasmania & MAT meets

Image - Living Set by Chalit (Num) Kongsuwan 2010. © Design Tasmania Wood Collection. Peter Whyte Photography.
Mr Richard Mulvaney, Branch President Museums Australia Tasmanian Branch invites Museums Australia Tasmania members to the upcoming Committee meeting, to be followed by a tour of Design Tasmania and presentation by Karina Clarke, the new CEO. 

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2016
Time: Meeting: 3.00pm to 4.30pm
Tour: 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Where: Design Tasmania, Tamar Street Launceston Refreshments will be served.

Karina Clarke, our host. Julia Charles Photography

Meet Karina, museum colleagues and explore Design Tasmania


Karina Clarke Chief Executive Officer took up her position in late February 2016  after moving from the University of New South Wales as Program Director and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Art and Design. Karina returned to Tasmania after forging a successful design career with over 25 years experience across education, interior design, furniture design, design manufacturing, management, and retail branding.  In 1992 she undertook a Masters degree in Furniture Design at the Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania studying under John Smith and Kevin Perkins. This was a formative time in developing her design practice and instilled a respect for the skills and knowledge of others and an appreciation of craft, craftsmanship, sustainability and collaboration. Karina has worked for Chiswell Furniture creating award winning furniture designs and developing a new range for the long standing Australian owned business.  She was  Product Development manager Country Road homewares, lighting and furniture. 

Design Tasmania

Design Tasmania is a not for profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of Tasmanian design and craft on a local, national and international platform. Celebrating 40 years as a recognised leader in the delivery of exhibitions, educational workshops, and professional development programs which support local designer/makers. DT is committed to engaging with the community to help empower their understanding that design can make a difference. The future of design/making in Australia is dependent upon the support of organisations such as Design Tasmania to ensure that our initiatives continue foster expansiveness and dynamism in the sector. 

Prototype of 'Foliar' by Adam Cornish-one of the Australian designers featured in the travelling exhibition
Resolved - Journeys in Australian Design
"Good design acts as a change agent and allows us to go about our daily tasks with minimum effort. It affords us the opportunity to make a difference in the world and to that end Design Tasmania has continued to make a difference in the lives of designers artisans manufacturers and the broader community of Tasmania. It has historically taken Tasmanian Design to International trade fares and built relationships all over the world. I will continue to extend the reputation and brand name of Design Tasmania to National and International audiences."  Karina Clarke