Australia’s first university sporting museum: a case study

Deidre Anderson, Laura Giberson, Andrew Simpson, Ashleigh Thomson

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Abstract

Expansion of sporting facilities provided an opportunity to develop a new museum, the Macquarie University Sporting Hall of Fame Museum. This came from a decision to build linkages with sporting alumni to develop a distinct sense of institutional identity and instil a sense of pride and endowment in the Macquarie University community. Museum studies student interns were responsible for reconnecting with alumni of various sporting clubs to seek out stories and objects. While sporting museums are known in the higher education sector in other parts of the world, most Australian university museums have grown from discipline-specific teaching collections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalUniversity Museums and Collections Journal
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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