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Seize the day!
Museums in the changing culture of universities - a canadian perspective
University museums and collections exist within a changing academic culture where a "seize the day" attitude prevails, where actions are required to be revolutionary and where strategic alliances still promise to make ...
"In their own image: Greek-Australians" NationalProject
engaging and linking communities
"In Their Own Image: Greek-Australians" National Project was established 21 years ago by photographer Effy Alexakis and historian Leonard Janiszewski. We are researching and documenting the Greek-Australian historical and ...
Distant lives & digital surrogates
historical research, electronic publishing & collaborative partnerships in an australian university museum
Innovation, outreach and collaboration in university museums can take many forms. In recent years, virtual access through web sites and electronic publishing has helped to transform university museums into dynamic spaces ...
University museums and collections of natural history
Natural history museums and collections at American universities have been in decline for the past 30 years, due in part to increasing constraints on the financial support framework and the perception that natural history ...
The spirit crying for meaning
University network support in research enterprise
"Central Street Live" was an innovative research-based exhibition in a campus gallery that was made possible through linking the working principles that govern Macquarie University in its core areas of business: Research, ...
Museum exhibitions and the consecrated object
The purpose of this paper is to present some ideas on museum exhibitions and aspects of significance of the museum object. It aims at understanding the changes in meaning intrinsic to a museum object—the different meanings ...
Linking museums and libraries
subject access through museum objects
Access to information about museum collections is especially important in university museums because of the academic nature of their missions. This paper proposes the use of a ubiquitous tool to provide an additional access ...
Virus and the whale: exploring evolution in amuseum collaboration
A major new collaboration of museums in the U.S. will teach the public about current research in evolutionary biology. This project, entitled Explore Evolution, combines the strength of interactive exhibits, Web activities ...
UMAC: Information, Ideas and International Collegiality
The International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC) identifies and enhances the strengths of university museums and collections. To do this, UMAC must find ground common to all the museums and ...