Powerful narratives and compelling explanations:
Educational historians and museums at work
Next year the Australian National Museum of Education will join the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) in hosting their annual conference.
The conference will be held from 24-27 September 2017 at the Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra, Australia. The call for papers closes on 1 April 2017. Papers should address the theme of Narrative, explanation and interpretation: history that matters
- Education and its role in nation building
- Museums and popular history
- Biography and history
Full details about the conference can be found on the ANZHES website.
Left: Dr Malcolm Beazley AM cuts the 20th anniversary birthday cake
On Wednesday 11th May, ANME hosted a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Museum. Members and guests enjoyed a number of speeches by the Chair of the Management Board, Prof Barbara Pamphilon, and the Director, Dr Malcolm Beazley, AM and Dr Geoffrey Burkhardt, Senior Curator. Light refreshments were followed by a visit to Building Five and a viewing of the anniversary displays and the Museum’s collections.
Come and join in the celebration!
As part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, the Australian National Museum of Education at the University of Canberra is reflecting upon 20 years of service to educational heritage.
This is an opportunity to see highlights from a leading Australian educational history collection, as it showcases examples of educational policy, curriculum and practice.
The exhibition is open from 4 – 20 April, with the exception of the weekend of 9-10 April.
Further information about the whole program may be found at
The Chair and Board Members of the Australian National Museum of Education at the University of Canberra invite you to participate in The Annual Field Trip on Saturday, 19 March 2016.
The fully escorted tour bus will leave Daramalan College, Cowper Street, Dickson (closest gate to Dickson Shops) at 8.30am. The Field Trip will include:
- Nerriga Old School Museum – 1868 (with a sumptuous morning tea). One or more of the original pupils will be in attendance.
- Lunch at the picturesque Yatte Yattah Nursery Café
- Milton Public School – 1877 and Archives
- Nelligen Village
The total cost will be $40.00 per person, including morning tea, lunch, bus travel and refreshment bag. Dinner will be at own expense at the The Carrington Inn , Bungendore.
Book early with assurance of payment to avoid disappointment as places are limited: ANME@canberra.edu.au
This month Canberra hosts the Asia Pacific forum on museum theatre and young people.
Museum theatre Is a creative and interactive approach through which museums and other cultural institutions engage and educate their audiences and visitors. In the school museums world, this would include enacting the historical period through ‘costumed schooling’.
IMTAL is the organisation that brings together museum theatre practitioners providing a way to share their ideas, experiences, as well as source advice and inspiration.
IMTAL Is the International Museum Theatre Alliance which has an Asia Pacific branch which aims to represent and offer services to its members and also to partner members in IMTAL Americas and IMTAL Europe.
IMTAL Asia Pacific has a network of around 200 people in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Japan, China, and Singapore. Members are invited to join from around the world.
For more information on this month’s forum go to imtalasiapacific.org.
The School Museums Seminar advertised for Saturday 12 September has regrettably been postponed due to a lack of sufficient responses, until a date to be set. The seminar was intended to bring together school museum enthusiasts to learn from each other about museum practice and to identify the issues and challenges they face.
ANME intends to continue to contact its museum members to gain better information about their needs and priorities, most probably through an on-line survey.
You are invited to a Conservation Workshop
The Australian National Museum of Education in association with the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra cordially invites you to this ACT HERITAGE WEEK Celebration Workshop.
Students from the Museums, Heritage and Conservation Studies Course in the Faculty of Arts and Design’s Donald Horne Institute at the University of Canberra will demonstrate a range of techniques in the conservation of archival items.
Wednesday 15 April, 2015, 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Building 27 Level C Room 18
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
Refreshments will be served
RSVP no later than Friday 10 April to
Call for Papers
16th International Symposium on School Life and School History Museums & Collections
Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Victoria, March 25th to 28th 2015.
The theme is ‘Learning from History’.
The closing date for abstracts is 30th September 2014.
Visit the conference site for more information.
Dr Rosalie Triolo
hosted by the Australian National Museum of Education of the University of Canberra.
“Teachers would make good soldiers”
The Relationships between Victorian Teachers’ Education and Employment Backgrounds and Experiences as Soldiers in the Great War
Speaker: Dr. Rosalie Triolo, Senior Lecturer in History, Humanities Education, Monash University
The 8th Historical Perspectives on Education Lecture hosted by the Australian National Museum of Education of the University of Canberra.
Wednesday 24 September from 5.30pm to 7.00pm
The INSPIRE Centre, University of Canberra
Cost $20.00. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday 30 August 2014
10.00am to 2.00pm
Building 5 Level A
SCHOOLS, STUDENTS and WORLD WAR ONE
A commemorative display by the
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EDUCATION