Tuesday 30 October, 2012
5.30 pm to 8.00pm

Museo Italiano 199 Faraday, St Carlton

Ethnic cultural festival

Come and enjoy an end-of-year drink and chat with other members of envi before the Christmas rush really takes off. Be inspired by museum colleagues who had the opportunity to travel and study museums across the globe.

Speakers

David Jay and Yolande Kerridge (former Museum Victoria educators)The Museum of Innocence – Istanbul. When Yol and David left MV to work in Istanbul 5 years ago they became immersed in the city; its history and its literature. Returning this year for a short stay they managed to catch a newly opened museum based on Orhan Pamuk’s novel The Museum of Innocence built in the very back streets they now know so well. How can a museum be created out of fiction? Who is the audience? Does it work?

Lauren Ellis – Museum Victoria. Buddhas, baskets and bombshells. Scenes and stories from the region where the museum diorama never goes out of fashion: Southeast Asia.  From the ultra-modern Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok, to bizarre reliquaries in rural Laos, to the horrifying War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.

Laura Miles – MAVic. Zer moduz!  Ce faç? You alright?  The international language of ‘How’re you going?’ takes many forms.  Speaking foreign languages badly unlocked the doors to the Basque music museum and the quirky collections at Romania’s first school.  Back in the UK, edited highlights of some exhibitions inspired by our furry friends and a chance encounter with the breed of dog traditionally used to warm the beds of the rich.

$20 MA members, $25 non-members. Wine and finger food provided.
Please book and pay via MA Vic

http://www.mavic.asn.au/events?mode=Day&d=30&n=10&y=2012

Education Network Victoria (envi) is a network of museum education professionals.  Membership is via Museums Australia .