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Week 7—13
May 2018

MKW18 7—13 May

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Future Museums: Connecting people, place, time and space

Sustainability - Talk

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Can museums exhibit the future?

Ask your questions at a livestreamed panel discussion on projects past, present and future. A newly opened Scienceworks exhibition ‘Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen’ is full of immersive experiences, a generative soundscape and animated stories from Victorian scientists and engineers. A project in development will use gamification to explore the Royal Exhibition Building and connect with Melbourne’s heritage, and Museums Victoria is using interactive technology to encourage discussion about Indigenous knowledge, skills and practices. Find out about these projects and more as Museums Victoria experts explore the ways new technology can connect people and places.

Speaker Info

Bridget Hanna

Bridget Hanna is the Digital Coordinator, Education at Museums Victoria. She is an enthusiastic creative arts producer, curator, author and educator. She uses her background in screen and cultural studies and screen literacy to create original and practical approaches to developing the multimodal talents of audiences, enabling them to communicate meanings in innovative ways.

David Perkins

David Perkins is an Experience Developer at Museums Victoria. David has worked in museums and science centres for 12 years. He started in customer service, then moved to programs, and outreach, and for the last couple of years has been working in exhibition development.

Isobel Morphy-Walsh

Isobel Morphy-Walsh is the Senior Koorie Programs Officer at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Museums Victoria.


The JBoard is a Youth Advisory Board (aged 12 – 15 years) who meet once a month to advise on the development of a forthcoming exhibition at Scienceworks. Members test and critique every aspect of the exhibition from design to interpretation. They represent their peers and members of the local community.

Michelle Stevenson

Michelle Stevenson is Senior Curator, Politics & Society at Museums Victoria. Michelle is passionate about uncovering stories and facilitating connections between history, collections and the community in diverse and surprising ways. She believes that cultural heritage sites should be spaces for meaningful engagement, conversation and participation for all.

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