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Political History and Museum Practice: Collecting, Engaging, Exhibiting

Fellow: 

Craig Middleton

Fellowship Partner/Sponsor:

The George Alexander Foundation

Industry:

Conservation

Country:

United States

Fellowship Year:

2018

Synopsis

There are only three museums in Australia that take political history as their core topic. They are The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra, the Museum of Australian
democracy at Eureka in Ballarat – recently transferred to the Local Council and to be renamed the Eureka Centre – and most recently the Centre of Democracy in Adelaide. Across the country some museums have staff dedicated to political history research and display but are not necessarily resourced for active collecting. Additionally, there are parliamentary libraries, historic houses, and community museums that tell stories related to Australia’s political history, but not as their primary function.

Political History and Museum Practice: Collecting, Engaging, Exhibiting
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