Leading Museums, Museum Leaders


Science communication now critical globally

– 3 lessons on what makes it work

TRA domestic tourism data Aug 2020 v 2019

– spend 53%, trips 40% & nights 39% down

Even dinosaurs are social distancing,

as the Smithsonian takes it slow in reopening museums

Emerging From Crisis COVID-19

– a meaningful role to play

Can fashion museums help dismantle

the fashion industry’s diversity issues?

The Brutish Museums by Dan Hicks review

– return everything

Dolla Merrillees curates Thuy Nguyen

“Mong Binh Thuong” exhibition in Vietnam

MA manifesto for learning & engagement

now launched

Te Papa curators on underappreciated lives

– of fungus gnats & why they matter

New primate species identified in Myanmar

with AM’s Chief Scientist Kris Helgen co-lead

New WAM Boola Bardip open 21 Nov explores WA

– “place we live in & people we live with”

AM reopening with new exhibition hall

28 Nov 2020

Chau Chak Wing Museum at Uni of Sydney

opened to the public on 18 Nov 2020

MV’s Immigration Museum reopens

with Becoming You: An incomplete guide

Tairawhiti Museum Tu te Whaihanga exhibition

European museums extend Taonga loans

Preminghana petroglyph permits signed to

deaccess & return to Aboriginal land

MV & CSIRO record rare bigfin squid

first Australian sighting at 3,000m in GAB

AWM as a “place to tell the truth, good

and bad, along with the context”

BM Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

extended with £8.8m grant from Arcadia fund

AAM’s Accreditation turns 50 – core stds &

responsiveness to learning & transformation

Academy Museum to open with “Hayao Miyazaki”

– Miyazaki retrospective exhibit

AWMM visitor transformation to be revealed

with S Atrium entry reopening 3 Dec 2020

Council of Australasian Museum Directors, c/o Ms Daryl Karp, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House PO Box 3934 Manuka, Australian Capital Territory 2603 Australia, © CAMD 2020
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