Reframing the small university museum

Jane Thogersen, Gina Hammond, Andrew Simpson

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This paper considers the application of five specific, related frameworks, usually associated with large, well-funded institutions and discusses how they can be applied to a small campus museum. We discuss programs developed by the Australian History Museum at Macquarie University in Sydney and show how these support either individual or multiple frameworks. We therefore contend that the utilisation of this set of frameworks is a positive methodology for the consideration of current museum programs and the development of new programs. We also argue that a higher education setting, with its diversity of intellectual resources, is fertile territory for this type of museological conceptualisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA cultural cacophony
Subtitle of host publicationmuseum perspectives and projects
EditorsAndrew Simpson, Gina Hammond
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherMuseums Galleries Australia
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781741384499
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2016


  • University museums
  • conceptual frameworks
  • collaboration


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