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School History Symposium

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.

The 8th ANME Historical Perspectives on Education Lecture

Dr Rosalie Triolo

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.

Recent Exhibitions: Curious Corridors

University of Canberra Collections Display, Curious Corridors

Curious Corridors offers a small glimpse into arts and heritage at the University of Canberra. This month-long exhibition brings together collections within the university and celebrates the diversity of arts and heritage through the artefacts from the collections.

Take your own self-guided tour. Begin at Building 1, where you will find a map and a slice of what Curious Corridors has to offer. Then move to Building 5 where Australia’s Educational History is on display at the Australian National Museum of Education.

Head on to the Library where you can have a taste of the extensive collection of the Lu Rees Archive of Children’s Literature. While you are there, walk through the corridors of the Lu Rees Archive of Children’s Literature and as you do, view the University’s extensive art collection on its walls.

Cultural Heritage is on display in building 7 with artefacts from the Donald Horne Institute’s collection as well as indigenous art and artefacts from the Ngunnawal Centre. Building 3 showcases the natural history and Geology collections from the faculty of ESTEM. So take a walk through the Curious Corridors. Who knows what treasures you may find!

ANME Annual Excursion – 22 March 2014

The ANME is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Excursion will visit Cooma and Adaminaby on 22 March 2014.

Cost: $30.00 per person. Includes: bus fare, the ANME suprise box, lunch and afternoon tea. (dinner not included).

Time: 10:00am – 8:30pm. The bus will depart from Daramalan College (Cowper Street Dickson).

Follow the article link (at left) to download the formal invitation.

RSVP to ASAP as bus seats are limited!


Visit by Chinese Educationists to ANME

On 14th June a Chinese delegation of eighteen lecturers, education administrators and university professors visited ANME. They were from Beifang University in the far North West of China and were visiting Australian educational institutions pursuing their interest in Innovative Quality Education and Teaching. They expressed a desire to visit ANME as an example of the important role education museums have in the social education of students. Their visit had been arranged through the Australian Technical Experts Network (ATEN).

The ANME Director, Dr Malcolm Beazley welcomed the group and outlined the scope of the ANME, its functions and activities. The delegation was accompanied by an interpreter. Refreshments were provided to the group prior to a tour of ANME’s Repository, Museum Display Room and our Gallery Museum Display. The delegation was then taken across to the Inspire Centre where Professor Robert Fitzgerald addressed them on the purposes and innovative activities of his Centre prior to giving them a conducted tour of the facilities of the Inspire Centre.