The Australian Maritime Museums Council and the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) are hosting an exhibition development workshop on 9 February 2017 in Hobart, to tie in neatly with the ANMM-sponsored International Wooden Boat Symposium. The plan is to develop a major exhibition of Australian shipwrecks and tour the exhibition nationally. The Shipwrecks exhibition development workshop will take place from 13:30 to 16:30 on 9 February 2017. The workshop will cover various aspects of exhibition development including labelling, design and object display, with practical sessions where museums can jointly work up content for an exhibition.
The session is part of a 1.5 day regional AMMC workshop at which delegates will discuss a range of topics aimed at refining a national plan for future travelling maritime exhibitions. The program starts on Thursday morning (9 Feb.) and concludes on Friday, just in time to catch the magnificent Parade of Sail in the River Derwent that headlines the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival. There’s a complete brochure available HERE.
The cost for the full AMMC meeting is $50 and includes all of workshops, sessions and presentations, morning/afternoon tea and lunch.
Please register your interest in the full workshop at email@example.com.
If you’d like to attend the Shipwrecks session only, but aren’t able to attend the rest of the AMMC meeting, please contact organiser Emily Jateff: firstname.lastname@example.org. Emily may be able to arrange for a reduced rate for you to just attend the 3-hour afternoon session. The plan is to come away from this session with a completed banner, ready to print, on Tasmanian shipwrecks. Organisers say they need you, and your stories, there! for more information:
Australian National Maritime Museum
Darling Harbour +61282418307 +61448588374 www.anmm.gov.au
Attendees will be interested in staying on in Hobart for the ANMM International Wooden Boat Symposium, with celebrated speakers from interstate and overseas. The Symposium runs from Saturday 11 Feb. to Monday 13 Feb. and is entirely free, at the University of Tasmania’s Dechaineaux Theatre in Hunter Street.