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Registrations are now open for ATF2011

We are really pleased to announce that conference registrations are now open. 

Full information is available on the conference website http://www.atthefrontier2011.com.au/register.html

There is also information about the extensive bursaries we have been able to secure, and also the first of many of the additional optional activites such as field trips, workshops, tours,…

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Added by Jane King on August 24, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments

ATF2011 Sneak Peak at the Draft Program

I know you're all dying to see this so here's a sneak peak at the conference program.

View Draft Program

 

You'll also be please to know we are just finalising the details on a raft of optional activites including tours, workshops, and symposium as well as lots of out of hours social…

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Added by Jane King on August 23, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Art Flight Special Round Assistance for delegates to ATF2011

We are really pleased to announce the the WA Dept of Culture and the Arts are providing a special allocation of Art Flight funding for regional delegates to our conference.

To read more about this initiative go to Art Flight Grants

Download the…

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Added by Jane King on August 31, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

First speakers announced for ATF2011

Well the call for abstracts has now closed, but the good news is that we have been able to announce the first of our keynote and plenary speakers.

There are others yet to be announced, and we'll be letting everyone know as soon as arrangements are finalised.

To see details of the speakers go to the conference website.

 

 

 

Added by Jane King on June 21, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

Are You Ready? ATF2011

Conference Early Bird registrations are opening on Monday.

The conference organising committee have been working overtime to ensure an exciting, encompassing, engaging and entertaining program.

If you have submitted an abstract for the conference keep an eye on you emails next week as the notifications will start coming through.

For a sneak peak at the conference draft program…

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Added by Jane King on August 19, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Discover the venue - State Theatre Centre WA - ATF2011

For those of you who are not from around here, the new State Theatre Centre, recently opened in the Perth Cultural Centre, is a state of the art cultural facility and will be the hub of our activities throughout conference week in November.

For a sneak preview check out:…

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Added by Jane King on June 3, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

ATF2011 Museum Carbon Footprints - how can we reduce?

In considering topics for our forthcoming National Confernce - At The Frontier - the issue of climate change is obviously a "hot" topic (pardon the pun) and we recently had the Hot Science Global Citizens Symposium in Sydney.

I have just come across the following interesting article on a pilot study at the National Musuem of Wales on the carbon footprint of museum loans:…

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Added by Jane King on May 31, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Thinking about the future at ATF2011

I like to search for inspirational stuff and I came across this TED talk that I thought was fascinating. It's by an architect from the UK who has a very interesting approach and some even more interesting outcomes.  Linking nature and people and thinking well outside the box he comes up with some outstanding concept.

 

Check out the talk from …

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Added by Claire Savage on June 9, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

ATF2011 Bursary Application

MA2011 Conference Bursaries are open for WA delegate to attend At the Frontier 2011.  Bursaries are available to assist unpaid workers (volunteers), part-time workers and full time students from local, regional, remote museums, galleries and keeping places to attend the full conference program.

Closing date:  Thursday 29th September 2011…

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Added by Suzanne Jess on September 22, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Inspiration to Come to ATF2011 in Perth

One of the challenges with having a conference in Western Australia is inspire interpretation and museums and galleries professionals from all over Australia and the World to commit to making the journey.  Apparently we are the most isolated city in the world which has its disadvantages but has a heap of advantages too!

 

To help people to make the decision to come to the West we have set up a Tumbr account showing images of the fab things you can do in WA when you get here and…

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Added by Claire Savage on June 9, 2011 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Bursaries Available for ATF2011

Thanks to a wide range of generous supporters and sponsors, we are able to provide bursaries to assist you to attend the National Conference in Perth this year.

 

For the full details on the bursaries coordinated through the National Office of Musuems Australia follow the link. http://www.museumswa.com.au/page/conference-bursaries-atf2011

If you have any queries please contact Lee or Steph at the…

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Added by Jane King on August 26, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

When is a Paper NOT a Paper? - ATF2011

Hi everyone,

No doubt some of you are planning to upload your conference abstract for the MA/IA National Conference "At the Frontier" and are thinking about how best to present your case study or idea or concept or whatever....

Some of you might also be a bit tired of the usual traditional conference formats.  We are, after all, living and working in interesting, dynamic and surprising times, and we would hope our conference can present just such an image.

So…

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Added by Jane King on June 9, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

ATF2011 Digital Stories

The “digital frontier” is an important theme of At The Frontier 2011 conference and whilst the conference itself will focus on the why’s and where fore’s of the production of such material, it is important to showcase the end product, which is designed for the audience to see. What better way to do this than on a big public screen?

Anna Crane from Jäger Studio has curated a program of the vast range of digital material produced and presented by museums, galleries,…

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Added by Jane King on November 9, 2011 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

Post-Conference Musing on #ATF2011

Its been over a week since the conference finished and we are now busy doing all the post-conference stuff including sending out an evaluation survey, and making the papers and presentations available on-line.

In the meantime please take the time to visit the confernence Twitter archives which are available at:

http://summarizr.labs.eduserv.org.uk/?hashtag=maia2011

There have also been a number of great…

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Added by Jane King on November 28, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

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