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At this public lecture, Dr Richard Rabinowitz, President of American History Worskshop, will reflect on the experience of exploring Australia’s museum culture, a process he has found most useful in making him aware of the distinctiveness of his own approach and that of his compatriots in the US. In this paper, he will ruminate on the differences between American and Australian museum cultures, focusing in particular on differences in national attitudes and practices in public history, pedagogy, institutional politics and financing. Key themes he will be addressing include:
Please join the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute for what should be a stimulating and informative discussion with contributions from local practitioners as well.
Date: Monday 5th May 2014
Location: Deakin City Centre, 550 Burke Street, Level 3.
RSVP: Professor Andrea Witcomb on firstname.lastname@example.org
Numbers are limited so please RSVP before Monday the 5th of May.
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