#drinkingaboutmuseums – Sydney – Tuesday 9 July

Next Tuesday afternoon, George E. Hein, author of the seminal book Learning in the Museum and more recently Progressive Museum Practice, will be in Sydney to present on the future of learning and education in cultural institutions. Learning in Museums is taking place at the Australian Museum from 3.00pm-4.00pm. Since those who attend will likely to have lots to talk about and digest afterwards, we thought it would be the perfect excuse for #drinkingaboutmuseums.**

If you’re a museum/art gallery/culture professional – or student – located in or near Sydney and can get to Hein’s talk, you should. But if not, come along to the Lord Roberts Hotel afterwards, and we’ll fill you in. If you haven’t been to a DAM event before, get in contact with me and I’ll send you my phone number so you can locate us. Or you can follow the #drinkingaboutmuseums hashtag on Twitter for updates in the lead-up to the event. I’ve posted all the details below.

Learning in Museums
Where? Australian Museum | 6 College Street, Sydney 2000
When? 3.oo-4.00pm. Tuesday 9 July 2013

Where? Lord Roberts Hotel | 64 Stanley Street, East Sydney 2010
When? From 4.30pm
Who? You! Come along.

**BTW – although in Australia, we tend to call art museums ‘galleries’ rather than ‘museums’ this is an event that is definitely, definitely open to people from the art world. Hope to see you there.

#drinkingaboutmuseums – Tuesday 19 March – Jurassic Lounge

It has been a while since I popped a notice up about a #drinkingaboutmuseums session. The last one was all the way back in November, although there was an impromptu event held earlier this year when Ryan Donahue and Eleanor Whitworth were both in town which I had to miss.

This means that there’s lots of catching up to be done and discussions to be had on all the summer exhibitions, the launch of the National Cultural Policy, and upcoming conferences like Museums and the Web and Museums Australia 2013 So this coming Tuesday 19 March 2013 is the date to do it. And since we are museum people, it has been decided that we shall meet… at a museum. Yep, this month #drinkingaboutmuseums is going to be at Jurassic Lounge at the Australian Museum.

If you’re a museum/GLAM professional (or student) located in or near Sydney and can get to the Australian Museum on Tuesday for Jurassic Lounge, do. Since the museum is a big place, we’ll post updates on location within the museum to Twitter using the #drinkingaboutmuseums hashtag. Or if you’re new and haven’t been to a DAM event before, get in contact with me and I’ll send you my phone number so you don’t get lost.

Where? Jurassic Lounge – Australian Museum | 6 College Street, Sydney, Australia 2000
When? 5.30pm. Tuesday 19 March 2013
Who? You! Come along.

Confession: This is my first time to get to Jurassic Lounge, and I’m looking forward to getting in amongst the dinosaurs to have a drink and a think. I’m also a little excited to notice that the theme for the event next week is Bollywood! Not only does this sound fun in itself, but it also recalls to me an amusing episode from my past, when I was a dream-sequence dancing girl in a Bollywood movie filmed in Sydney in the late 90s. Yes, it’s true. Somewhere out there exists footage of me, getting my Bollywood movie moves on whilst on the steps of the Opera House and various locations around Darling Harbour. So if you come along to #drinkingaboutmuseums on Tuesday, it might be possible to convince me to relive such ‘glory’ days, and shimmy my way around the museum. And if not, it’s just a great opportunity to connect with other museum folk.

Meanwhile, this is just to get you in the mood…