Sunday, 30 April 2017

Maritime Heritage Workshop: book now

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Travelling Exhibitions Workshop

Maritime Heritage Organisations of Tasmania
in conjunction with the AMMC and ANMM

Tuesday 9 May 2017
Meeting Room, QVMAG Museum at Inveresk, Launceston

Cost: $10 per person for catering

RSVP and confirmation of payment must be made by Thursday, 4 May 2017 to John Wadsley via email: 

9.30 – 10.00 am       Registration, tea and coffee
10.00 – 10.05 am      WELCOME
John Wadsley, Maritime Museum of Tasmania                                           
10.05 – 10.20 am       SETTING THE SCENE
Introduction to the “Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks” project
Emily Jateff, Australian National Maritime Museum
Progress to date, design and writing labels
Em Blamey, Australian National Maritime Museum
11.00 – 11.20 am      MORNING TEA (provided)
Some hints from the experts on what to do and what to avoid
QVMAG staff  
11.50 – 12.30 pm      STATEWIDE WRAP (5 min spots)
Catching up on all the news, gossip and good stuff
Various presenters from participant organisations                                    
12.30 – 1.15 pm        LUNCH (provided)
Bring along your favourite/significant shipwreck story to share in a group discussion
Facilitated by Em Blamey, Australian National Maritime Museum
Peter Rout, Australian National Maritime Museum
3.30 – 3.40 pm          CLOSING THOUGHTS
MHOoT representative

Telephone queries to John: 0417 487 289 and/or please advise of any dietary requirements.
Please forward payment by direct bank deposit by 4 May 2017 to:
Commonwealth Bank - Maritime Museum of Tasmania; BSB: 067 000; Account: 2803 2140
Please write “MHOoT seminar” in description/reference field.

NOTE: If any organisation has difficulties in paying or getting transport, the MMT may be able to assist in covering costs and/or provide some alternative options. Please speak to John Wadsley.   

About Maritime Heritage Organisations of Tasmania

The Maritime Heritage Organisations of Tasmania preserve our heritage vessels, special places and maritime collections – they are the locals you’ll meet at our lighthouses and regional maritime museums, running festivals and regattas and boat sheds and at this workshop! 

In the South

• The Australian Wooden Boat Festival

• Bligh Pacific Museum of Exploration

• Channel Heritage Centre

• Mount Nelson Signal Station

• Lady Nelson and Tasmanian Sail Training Association

• Living Boat Trust

On the East Coast

 • Spring Bay Maritime Museum

• Warships & Marine Corps Museum

In the North

• Bass & Flinders Centre
• Deal Island Lightstation
• Low Head Pilot Station & Museum
In the North-West
• Bass Strait Maritime Centre
• Burnie Regional Museum
•Stanley Discovery Museum

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

10-year Roadmap for better Indigenous involvement in museums and galleries

Terri Janke and staff

Museums Galleries Australia has announced via a media release that it will be working with the highly regarded consultancy of Terri Janke and Company on a landmark project for the cultural sector. 

Developing a 10-year Roadmap for better Indigenous involvement in museums and galleries. 

The project will focus on two main areas – how Indigenous cultures and histories are represented in museums and galleries across the country, and the employment and training of Indigenous people in these institutions. Funded by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund, Alex Marsden, national director, says this ambitious project has been years in the making. “We have listened, learned and responded to the ideas and advice of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous museum and gallery workers, and leaders across the broad arts and culture sector. They have said we need solid data to understand the current situation, to look at what works, both here and overseas, and then we can collectively make a plan for change.” She adds that the project is fundamental to their role as the national membership association in providing responsive leadership, setting standards and giving guidance. “We have such enthusiastic support from our members, especially the leading national and state museums, and hope that the Roadmap process will also strengthen relationships between the hundreds of volunteer-run smaller museums and galleries and their local communities.” 

Terri Janke, lead Consultant, said her team was excited to be selected to undertake the project. “We will examine the current practices of Indigenous engagement and consult the sector on future possibilities. This project is a dream job. I am so looking forward to hearing from people in the cultural sector and listening to their concerns, challenges and visions for the future. I am particularly interested in the perspectives from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and their suggestions for closer engagement with the Museum and Gallery sector.” Museums Galleries Australia believes that all Australians as well as international visitors will benefit from experiencing a deeper and more representative range of Indigenous arts and culture.

Contact: Alex Marsden 0478 881 091 Terri Janke 02 9693 2577

Terri Janke and Company is proudly 100% Indigenous owned and managed working to empower clients to achieve success in business and innovation. Its expertise includes Commercial Law and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). Founded in April 2000, the firm has been operating for over 16 years. It has worked with Indigenous organisations and entrepreneurs, corporates, and government organisations. The company works nationally and internationally. A Certified Supplier with Supply Nation, and over half the team are Indigenous. The law firm is owned by Solicitor Director, Terri Janke, who is both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Terri Janke and Company is an award winning law firm including the Supply Nation Special Recognition Award in 2015. The company is an approved supplier on a number of government panels including the Attorney General’s Legal Services Multi-Use List.

The Fundamentals of Fundraising Workshop

Duldig Studio, Flirt - From Vienna to Melbourne

A workshop presented by Creative Partnerships Australia

Wednesday 10 May, 10AM to 5PM
Design Tasmania
Brisbane Street

General admission $70. Tickets here

Shore up your fundraising smarts!

The Fundamentals of Fundraising provides a comprehensive overview of the foundations and principles that all arts fundraising and development staff need to know.
This workshop is perfect for emerging practitioners who want the basics of arts philanthropy and sponsorship, and established arts workers who want a refresher.

It's an excellent opportunity to network with your peers and connect with your local Creative Partnerships State Manager, who will provide you with a local perspective and insights on how to implement what you've learned.
The workshop will cover
  • Business partnerships
  • Philanthropy
  • How to make your organisation ready to fundraise
  • Developing a philanthropy plan
  • Building a case for support
  • Case studies
Who should attend?
  • Not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations with an interest in improving their skills
  • Anyone who plays a role in securing fundraising at an arts or cultural organisation
  • Development staff and CEOs and Executive Directors

Presented by Steven Richardson

Steven has many years of significant fundraising experience, having been primarily responsible for raising financial support in all his previous executive positions. As founder of Black Arm Band he raised more than $8 million and brokered many significant partnerships since the organisation’s inception. His experience allows a holistic view of fundraising and includes a variety of artistic, producing and programming roles, including as a director, curator and producer. As Artistic Associate for Melbourne Festivals, and founding Artistic Director of Arts House he raised or assisted to raise significant financial support. He has served on advisory boards including five years as Deputy Chair of the Dance Board for the Australia Council for the Arts, Vichealth Arts Advisory and others. Steven is the State Manager of Victoria and Tasmania 

About Creative Partnerships Australia

Established following the merger of Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) and Artsupport in 2013, the role of Creative Partnerships Its goal is to foster a culture of private sector support for the arts in Australia to grow a more sustainable, vibrant and ambitious cultural sector for the benefit of all Australians.
It does this by investing in the professional and business development of the arts sector to maximise partnership potential and long-term growth, by working with business and philanthropists to facilitate and champion arts partnerships and investment, and through our matched funding programs for artists and arts organisations.

Its expert team specialises in arts fundraising and arts philanthropy, arts and business partnerships, and business development for the arts. We’re here to provide advice to artists, arts organisations, philanthropists and businesses about partnerships, mentoring and investment.

Creative Partnerships Australia administers the Australian Cultural Fund, a collective giving platform for Australian artists that encourages and facilitates tax deductible donations to the arts.
Creative Partnerships Australia is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts.

Trove roadshow coming to Hobart & Launceston

Souter, David Henry, 1862-1935, artist, from
Come along to a Trove roadshow presentation in May/June 2017 and learn how your collections can be a part of this online collection of resources. Join in for presentations by experts from the National Library of Australia and have conversations with your peers about making content from your collections available in Trove, and discover options for digitisation. 

Tailored for your organisation
There will be two separate presentations in Hobart and Launceston - one for larger organisations (collections larger than 20,000 digital items) and another for smaller organisations.
  • Larger organisations - find out how to make your collections available, increase the number of your collections within Trove and improve how easy it is to find existing collections. There will be information on how to become a digitisation partner and tips about advanced features.
  • Smaller organisations - find out how to make your collections available online via Trove. There will be information about resources you can use to prepare your collection, information on copyright and the digitisation process. There will also be an explanation of how Trove collects material.
Each event will include a 1-hour presentation, light refreshments and a Q&A session.Collection managers, archivists, curators, librarians, individuals involved in digitisation, and data specialists are all encouraged to attend. Free admission, bookings essential. Please limit your booking to 1-2 people per organisation.


Smaller organisations: historical societies, cultural and community groups, and small libraries, archives, museums and galleries at Conference Room 4 Fl, LINC Tasmania | 
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

Larger organisations: university repositories, state libraries and large archives, museums and galleries at Conference Room 4 Fl, LINC Tasmania | 
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM


Smaller organisations event
Meeting Room 2, Launceston LINC | 
Thursday, 1 June 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM 

Larger organisations event
Meeting Room 2, Launceston LINC | 
Thursday, 1 June 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Actors in 'Make Believe', a play by A.A.Milne, at the Theatre Royal, Hobart 1922. ByJ Beattie Studio

What is Trove?

Trove has over 537,739,717 Australian and online resources that you can access:
books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more

Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It's more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations and gives you tools to explore and build.

Trove is many things: a community, a set of services, an aggregation of metadata, and a growing repository of fulltext digital resources.

Best of all, Trove is yours, created and maintained by the National Library of Australia. Get to know Trove.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017



10.00 am – 4.45 pm, Saturday 27 May 2017. Room 2, Glenorchy LINC, 4 Terry St.

The workshop will be conducted by Jill Cassidy of Oral History Tasmania and will cover all aspects of oral history practice. Topics include: interview technique, possible pitfalls, use of digital recorder, ethics, transcription & publication. Participants will be able to listen to interview excerpts and do practice interviews. Oral History Tasmania’s digital recorder, available for members to hire, will be demonstrated. Numbers are strictly limited and prior registration is essential for catering purposes.

For catering purposes registration must be received by Wednesday 24 May.

Register with Oral History Tasmania by completing this form found via this link. 

Registration for workshop (includes lunch)
$40 members Oral History Tasmania
$50 non-members
$30 students

About Oral History Tasmania

Oral History Tasmania aims to:
  • promote the practice and methods of oral history
  • educate in the use of oral history methods
  • encourage discussion of all problems in oral history
  • foster the preservation of oral history record
  • pursue common objectives and maintain links with other Australian oral history associations through membership of Oral History Australia Inc.

All are welcome to join Oral History Tasmania. Our members have been involved in oral histories on all sorts of topics, such as the Hmong in Tasmania, the seafood industry, nursing and migration. Some members are interested in finding out more about family history, others in the history of the area in which they live.

About the speaker Jill Cassidy

Jill Cassidy has made an outstanding contribution to the cause of oral history in Australia for almost 30 years, undertaken both in a professional and voluntary capacity winning the Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History in 2015. 
Working at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) in Launceston, Jill conducted oral histories which formed the basis of exhibitions to commemorate Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988. She later authored a number of publications  including  Launceston Talks: Oral Histories of the Launceston Community. As a result of the project’s success in documenting the history of northern Tasmania, Jill was appointed as the Museum’s first Oral Historian. She went on to initiate, manage and conduct further oral histories, exhibitions, publications and ran engaging and successful public programs. Jill firmly established the Museum’s collection and her commitment to recording and preserving interviews ensured the collection continued to grow and that oral history became an integral part of QVMAG exhibitions. Jill’s contribution here was exceptional. She was also a member of the Editorial Committee for The Companion to Tasmanian History.
Jill has played a central and critical role in Tasmanian oral history. She continues to be the heart of Oral History Tasmania and has generously mentored many Tasmanian Oral Historians.