M.A.D.E for this job!

8 Aug

I am happy to announce that in June I commenced my new position as curator/conservator at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) in Ballarat. Now that I have settled into it after a handover from my predecessor and climbing a steep learning curve with help from the great team of M.A.D.E s, I am up for airing and sharing a bit about what I am up to.

Eureks Flag at M.A.D.E

Eureka Flag at M.A.D.E

It is a fantastic role combining skills learnt over many years in the art world and newly acquired conservation skills after completing my Masters at Uni Melb in 2014. It is a part time role, which involves looking after the iconic Eureka Flag and other items in the permanent collection, developing temporary exhibitions, all aspects of collection care and management and developing programming initiatives to increase audience awareness and visitation to this wonderful museum.

M.A.D.E is largely an interactive space, where visitors are encouraged to touch digital screens, use apps, watch films and learn about democracy, freedom and the ways in which human rights are battled and won.

The temporary exhibitions and activities are thematically aligned with the values of M.A.D.E and often involve local community engagement initiatives.

It is a privilege and a pleasure to be contributing to M.A.D.E’s programming and I look forward to sharing updates with you in future!

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