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Significant Events

Significant Events - a museums & galleries training program is intended for those working in a paid or unpaid capacity in small museums, regional galleries, historical societies, or with heritage projects and sites.

The kit was developed during 2000 and 2001 to enable museums and galleries to fully develop and effectively market exhibitions and projects highlighting the Centenary of Federation in 2001. The first section of the kit deals specifically with this theme and although the Centenary of Federation is now over, it provides a useful model for those wishing to link future exhibitions and events to key dates.

Section two and three of the kit deal with practical frameworks and tools to assist in: developing displays, exhibitions, and interpretive programs for significant events; and marketing and event management of projects for significant events.

A brief word about the authors:

Kylie Winkworth - Part Two: Developing Interpretive Programs - is a leading Australian museum consultant and expert on evaluating the significance of heritage collections.

Dr Sharron Dickman - Part Three: Marketing & Project Management - is a widely published writer and specialist on arts marketing, public relations and cultural event management.

This is one of the original resources transferred from the Collections Australia Network (CAN) website.


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