Thursday, 3 August 2017
EVENT: The role of museums and cultural tourism in Tasmania
DATE AND TIME
Wed. 9 August 2017 @
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Room 108 Rory Spence VOS Construction LT, Architecture Building, Inveresk Campus.Inveresk. Launceston
Tourism opportunities in Tasmania have traditionally been focussed on the island's outstanding natural wilderness, yet it is a state that also has a significant arts and culture focus.
Richard Mulvaney will speak on
Tasmania's long tradition of cultural and built heritage, which is entwined as it should be with the arts. Our museums are playing an increasing role in developing our cultural identity and celebrating our diverse and creative peoples. MONA has led the way and created a paradigm shift in how we see our cultural institutions and their place in contemporary society.
Presented by the Humanities and Social Sciences Taster Lecture Series - Semester 2
Enquiries: Robert.Clarke@utas.edu.au or 63243032
About Richard Mulvaney
has been the Director of QVMAG for seven years. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Prehistory/History) at ANU in 1980, a Bachelor of Letters (Prehistory) ANU in 1983 and a Graduate Diploma Museum Studies (Monash) in 1984. He has held several positions in museums across Australia, including the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Sovereign Hill, the Bradman Museum, the NSW Rail Heritage Centre and Museums and Galleries NSW. He is currently on the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, the Port Arthur Historic Site Conservation committee and is Vice-President of Museums Australia the peak industry body based in Canberra.
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