Vol. 3 No. 2 (October 2008) issue of reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia is now available online
reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia is an independent, peer-reviewed academic journal, published online and in print twice a year. The Vol. 3 No. 2 (October 2008) issue of reCollections is now available online at http://recollections.nma.gov.au/
In this issue:
• Paul Eggert traces some changes in museum practices from the 1960s and argues that there is a need for a rebalancing of museums' twin obligations towards artefacts and the visitor.
• Linda Young looks at the management and interpretation of the so-called Cooks' Cottage in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, which, although never inhabited by Captain James Cook, is widely believed by visitors to have strong connections to Australia's foundation hero.
• Craddock Morton reflects on how the competing forces of ideology, politics, time, space and funding affected the early development of the National Museum of Australia.
• Nicholas Brown draws on a series of workshops in which postgraduate students from around Australia with an interest in biography found connections between their work and the role of contemporary museums.
This edition also features reviews of recent exhibitions and museum-related books.
The aim of the journal is to promote research into, and stimulate awareness and discussion of, issues relating to museums and collections. Articles relate specifically to Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, or confront issues that are broadly relevant to museums or material history. The editors welcome contributions relating to the role of museums in society, museum practice, and the history, collection, interpretation and display of museum collections. You can contact the journal on 61 (02) 6208 5040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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