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The future of museum multimedia

Carol Cartwright, Nicole Ma, Michael Hill and Tikka Wilson

26 August 2010

This forum, sponsored by Museums Australia ACT branch, outlines the multimedia used in the National Museum of Australia’s Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route exhibition as part of a broader discussion on the future of museum multimedia.

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The Melbourne Cup: why?

Dr Andrew Lemon, Victoria Racing Club

The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010

Having researched written three volumes covering the social and political history of Australian racing, Andrew Lemon has been working as a consultant historian with the Victoria Racing Club and talks about why the Melbourne Cup.

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The Melbourne Cup: Is it all about the gamble?

Dr Chris McConville, social historian

The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010

Dr Chris McConville combines his great interest in horse racing with his expertise on the history of gambling in Australia to talk the Melbourne Cup from a gambling point of view.

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The Melbourne Cup: Why has it endured into the twenty-first century? Good luck or good management?

Rod Fitzroy, Chairman, Victoria Racing Club

The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010

Rod Fitzroy discusses how it’s a little bit of good luck and a lot of good management that has delivered for a century and a half an annual event that so commands the attention of the whole nation as does the Melbourne Cup.

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Welcome to ‘The Heart of Australian Racing: the Melbourne Cup’ symposium

Bryan Martin, racing broadcaster and Andrew Sayers, National Museum of Australia

The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010

MC for the day Bryan Martin provides a brief background to the Melbourne Cup and Andrew Sayers, the new Director of the National Museum, outlines why the Museum recently declined to lend Phar Lap’s heart to Melbourne for the horse’s re-assembly.

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What the Melbourne Cup means to me

Wendy Green, Sheila Laxon, Mark de Mestre and John Letts in conversation with Bryan Martin

The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010

Hear what the Melbourne Cup means to the owner of a cup winner, the first female trainer to win both the Melbourne and Caulfield Cups, the grandson of the inaugural Melbourne Cup winning trainer, and a former jockey who has won the Melbourne Cup twice.

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Where does the Melbourne Cup belong in Australian culture - and why has it endured?

Louise Douglas and Carol Cooper, National Museum of Australia

The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010

To introduce this session Louise Douglas talks about not only Phar Lap’s heart but also many other objects associated with the Melbourne Cup in the National Museum of Australia’s National Historical Collection.

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On the Punt: Chance, racing and the horse in Australian life and culture

Bob Charley, Fiona Carruthers, Alan Eskander and Geoff Slattery in conversation with James Warden

The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010

Hear a racing administrator, the author of The Horse in Australia, a bookie and a sports publisher discuss the public fascination with the Cup as not only a day of fashion, socialising, networking and fun but also a time to chance their luck with a bet.

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150th running of the Melbourne Cup: special events

Rod Fitzroy, Victoria Racing Club

The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010

Rod Fitzroy, Chairman of the Victoria Racing Club, outlines events taking place during 2010 to mark the 150th Melbourne Cup race, including the launch of a commemorative coin set struck by the Royal Australian Mint and three legacy projects.

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The Melbourne Cup: what it means to me and what it means to Australia

Andrew Peacock, co-owner of Leilani, winner of the 1974 Caulfield Cup

The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010

Former Australian political leader and statesman, Andrew Peacock talks about ‘chasing a dream’ of winning a Melbourne Cup and from his experience describes how, unlike the Melbourne Cup, other great horses race around the world don’t stop any nation.

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