During June and July, the Director toured a number of school museums and Victorian classrooms in England and Ireland. This enabled him to promote the ANME and to exchange information with curators and staff. His visits included the British Schools Museum in Queen Street, Hitchin, The Ragged School in London’s East End, the Sevington Victorian School near the village of Grittleton in Wiltshire and the Ballyverdaugh National School, in Northern Ireland.
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Professor Geoffrey Riordan, Dean of the Faculty of ESTeM, will give the 11th Annual Historical Perspectives on Education Lecture.
Mapping the History of School-based Teacher Education—from Normal and Demonstration Schools to the Contemporary University School
The lecture will be held in conjunction with the ANME-ANZHES conference at the Inspire Centre at the University of Canberra on Sunday 24th September, 5pm – 7pm.
Coast at the door: $20
Refreshments will be served.
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The Heritage, Museums and Conservation Program in the UC Faculty of Arts and Design is offering a one-day expert-led course on caring for records and other paper items:
Preserving paper records is a down-to-earth course on how to handle, store and transport paper documents, including practical sessions on how to clean and de-acidify old paper. This course is aimed at records managers, librarians, people who are familiar with basic paper preservation and would like to know more, including emerging conservators and students and anyone else who loves and cares for old documents.
Date: Friday 26 May, 2017 Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: UC Conservation laboratory, Building 27C18, Bruce Campus
Cost: External $400 + GST / Full-time student $300 (excluding GST)
Course enquiries: Contact Mona Soleymani on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, or would like to attend this course, please email Ngaio Buck at FADadmin@canberra.edu.au to confirm your availability.
Course enquiries: Contact Mona Soleymani email@example.com
This course will provide:
- Background information on how paper works and what makes it deteriorate
- Hands-on experience of the best ways of handling, storing and transporting paper documents
- Introduction to paper conservation practice including surface cleaning, washing, deacidification, flattening, paper fibre identification and repair
- Contacts with people you can call on for advice and resource sharing
- Course booklet (digital or printed) for future reference
- Certification of Attendance
- Lunch, morning and afternoon tea
A few places remain on the bus for the ANNUAL FIELD TRIP which will take place on
SATURDAY 18 MARCH 2017
departing 9.00 am (sharp) Departure from Daramalan College,
Cowper Street, Dickson, (closest gate to Dickson shops)
visiting Cootamundra Public School (1875),
Bethungra Schoolhouse (Circa. 1886)
Murringo Public School (1860) (3) (3)
Binalong Public School (1861) (4)
Download the full itinerary here. Annual Field Trip 2017
Jessica Goodvinn, Honours year student in the Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation has has won the 2016 ANME Prize. Jessica was presented with her prize by the Chair of the Board Prof Barbara Pamphilon at the December 2016 Board of Management meeting.
Enjoy a feast of who’s who in Australian children’s literature and celebrate The School Magazine’s 100th Birthday at an exhibition curated by the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature based at UC.
The School Magazine is the longest continuously published children’s literary magazine in the world. Here are the memories of those who loved it as children – favourite stories, poems, illustrations, music and crosswords. A highlight of the exhibition is the artwork and manuscript for My Dog, first published as a short story in The School Magazine and later published as a much-awarded picture book.
Public talk: Join us at the exhibition from 4.00pm-5.00pm on Friday 14 October to hear Alan Edwards, Editor of The School Magazine, reveal highlights over the years.
Civic Library, Canberra from 23 September – 21 October 2016
If you have any queries, please contact
National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature
(formerly Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children’s Literature)
University of Canberra ACT 2601
T+61 2 6201 5075
Wandana Schoolroom, 1917. Silver gelatine photograph, 21 x 16cm, held by Ceduna School Museum. Digital copy held by ANME courtesy of the Ceduna School Museum.
This rare black and white photograph of the interior of Wandana schoolroom taken in 1917 is held by Ceduna School Museum, South Australia. The museum kindly supplied a digital copy to the Director on his recent visit. This image is highly significant because photographs of schoolroom interiors at an early date are very rare.
The Wandana Schoolroom was originally sited about 5 miles east of Ceduna on the Streaky Bay Road before it was relocated to the Ceduna School Museum.
The photograph is striking for the detail it reveals of teaching at the time. Banner posters were a highly portable teaching aid and these are everywhere evident. They are hung on the walls, including one showing ‘The Theatre of War’ in map form. There are other reminders of the Great War, like the flags of the Allies strung across the ceiling (that of Japan is visible). There are charts referring to ‘Parsing’, a kind of grammatical analysis, and charts of wind and weather observations. Various pictures are pinned to the timber boards cladding the walls. Other banner posters are rolled up in various places. The children sit on long seats known as ‘forms’. Children might have been grouped by age and ‘form’ (hence the use of this term to mean a class).
The class is small, reflecting an isolated coastal population and a provision for a range of boys of various ages. The children appear healthy. This indoor photograph would have required them to sit still for perhaps 30 seconds..
An important detail of the image is that the teacher has been identified as Miss Edith Lee, later Mrs Hawke, mother of Robert Lee Hawke, Prime Minister of Australia 1980-19988.
Have you a rare photograph like this? Please contact us, ANME would like to see it!
For more information about sharing historical images with ANME click here.
Looking Back, Looking Forward:Changing Contexts for Early Childhood Education
Professor Alison Elliott
The lecture will focus on the changing landscape of early childhood education and care from colonial times to the present. The diversity of policy, goals, funding and access reflects the complexity of political and economic contexts and community needs and realities.
The Chair and Board of Management of ANME invite you to attend the 2016 Annual Historical Perspectives on Education Lecture to be given in The Inspire Centre on Thursday 29 September 2016, 5.30 – 7pm. Entry: $20 including refreshments.
RSVP no later than Thursday 22 September to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Day at the University of Canberra will be on Saturday 27 August.
The Museum will be open from 10am to 2pm.
See our displays including our 20th anniversary year perspective.
Visit our collections.
Where: Building 5, Level A
Museums Australia Education (MAE)
Registrations Now Open
Doing Things Differently, Making a Difference
A day for museum professionals in Melbourne at two iconic cultural institutions on
Wednesday 5 October, 2016 (before the MAVic conference)
Announcing Keynote Speaker
Adam is the Director of Audience Engagement at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, helping lead this century-old institution into the future through innovative programming. An indefatigable advocate for visitors, Rozan is part of a movement to revolutionize the museum visit. He also teaches an innovative course in the Museum Studies program at Harvard University’s Extension School.
Workshops and presentations will explore museum program evaluation, innovative use of technology in museums, and innovative practice in performing and visual arts in museum settings. More details will be made available as the program develops at http://tinyurl.com/hbbcef3
Bookings essential at http://mavic.asn.au/events?mode=Day&d=5&n=10&y=2016
Early Bird closes 14 August, 2016.
Participants can also book for Conference Curtain Raiser on Tuesday 4 October at The Old Treasury Building. Featuring the Wild Colonial Boys exhibition and a visit from a “Special Guest”. 6.00pm to 7.00pm $25 pp. Book here. http://mavic.asn.au/events?mode=Day&d=4&n=10&y=2016
A free bus is available to shuttle participants going to the MAVic, Phillip Island Conference at 4.00pm on Wednesday 5 Oct. Book here (scroll down!) http://mavic.asn.au/events?mode=Day&d=5&n=10&y=2016
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