cardiCast episode 85 – Ethel Villafranca

In this episode of cardiCast, Dr Ethel Villafranca, Curator and Exhibitions Manager at the Museum of Chinese Australian History, discusses her career in museums and libraries that spans more than a decade specialising in museum education, administration and curatorship.

Ethel’s career began in her home county of the Philippines, before Ethel moved to Melbourne to complete a PhD at the University of Melbourne in the ARC Linkage Project Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change Project. Ethel’s thesis is entitled Curated learning: a pedagogical approach to maximise learning environments for students’ deep learning.

Ethel discusses the benefits of starting a career in the GLAMR sector in the graduate internship program at the Lamelson’s Center’s Spark Lab at the National Museum of American History in Washington, US.

Ethel shares the challenges of her work in a community museum, and how the variety of skills and experience over the past decade have prepared her for the many hats her and her colleagues take on at the Museum of Chinese Australian History.

Recorded in Naarm (Melbourne).
Edited on unceded Awabakal and Worimi land.

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cardiCast episode 80 – Murphy Peoples

In this episode of cardiCast, Murphy Peoples, Exhibition Experience Developer at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewea, shares her journey of moving countries during a pandemic from Melbourne to Canberra to Wellington. Prior to Te Papa, Murphy worked at Museums Victoria and Questacon. Completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from the Australian National University, Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education (Counselling) from the Australian Breastfeeding Association, and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Canberra Institute of Technology).

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cardiCast episode 72 – Megan Cassar

In this episode of cardiCast, Megan Cassar, Project Manager, Exhibitions at the National Communications Museum shares what it has been like to manage the development of a new museum due to open in 2022 during a pandemic. Megan also reflects on how she started out as a forensic photography student at RMIT, moved into publishing textbooks, then volunteered at Melbourne Museum which led to working as an Operations Coordinator for the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery, then later Project Managing the Exhibition Productions team at Museums Victoria, moving in to work as a Production Coordinator at the Science Gallery at University of Melbourne, then finally her current role at the National Communications Museum. Megan also discussed how work in her field is often contract based, which is always difficult in uncertain times that we are living in. Perhaps a lesson learned from Megan is to follow your passion and see where it takes you.

We hope you’re enjoying this series of cardiCast.

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cardiCast episode 70 – Arts Centre Melbourne

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Recorded Live

The first cardiParty of 2020 has set the bar high with a massive tour of the Arts Centre Melbourne, inclusive of the Archive Store which host the Australian Performing Arts Collection, the Australian Music Vault Exhibition, as well as it’s Research Centre.

It took 5 tour guides, the careful navigation evening performance attendees, hidden rooms, leather jackets and one very enthusiastic coffee grinder to make this podcast!

Many thanks to Alison Wishart (Head of the Arts Centre curatorial team), Margaret Marshall (Curator of Theatre and Popular Entertainment), Ian Jackson (Assistant Curator of Theatre and Popular Entertainment), Olivia Jackson (Curator of the Australian Music Vault) and Claudia Funder (Coordinator of Research Services) for being amazing tour guides. They will be a hard act to follow!

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cardiCast Episode 52 – Museum of The Riverina

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Recorded Live in Wagga Wagga, NSW

The last in our special cardiCast ‘Summer Series’…

Samantha Leah,  ‬Regional Museums Officer at Museum of The Riverina, chats to Justine Hanna and Alissa McCulloch about the Museum’s collections and shares a few of her favourite exhibits.

They are undergoing renovations at present, but when Museum of The Riverina reopens, mid 2020, I highly recommend a visit … also, they have a Gold Chiko Roll!

 

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cardiCast Episode 49 – Clare Williamson

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Recorded In Studio

The eighth in our special cardiCast ‘Summer Series’…

Clare Williamson has worked in the GLAM sector for many years. Clare is currently Curator of Her Place Women’s Museum Australia, as well as freelance editor of GLAM publications. One of Her Place’s aims is: ‘‬To create a public space to honour Australian women and inspire girls.’ Clare has been instrumental in curating pop up exhibitions, bringing visibility to Her Place, and the ultimate aim to have a public space dedicated to telling women’s stories and preserving the history of women in Australia. Find out more about what led Clare on this career path.

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