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Understanding Museums - Australian Museums and Museology: Edited by Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien


We wish to sincerely thank Craddock Morton, former Director of the National Museum of Australia, for his enthusiastic endorsement of this publication and for hosting and funding the conference and workshop at the National Museum in November 2007 at which this project was launched. Special thanks are also due to Anne Faris of the National Museum for her help in all aspects of the conference.

Sincere thanks are due to the following for refereeing conference papers and final chapters for this publication:

Caroline Butler-Bowden, Historic Houses Trust, Sydney; Chris Bryant, Canberra; Lyn Fasoli, Batchelor College, Batchelor and Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory; James Jupp, Australian National University Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies, Canberra; Tamara Lavrincic, Historic Houses Trust, Sydney; Helen Light, Jewish Museum, Melbourne; Frances Lindsay, National Gallery of Victoria; Vanessa Mack, formerly of the Macleay Museum, Sydney; Ian Macleod, Western Australian Museum, Perth and Freemantle; Brian Manns, Department of Defence, Canberra; Kylie Message, Australian National University School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Canberra; Leonie Rennie, Curtin University Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Perth; Barry Russell, Northern Territory Government, Darwin; Gillian Savage, Envirometrics, Sydney; Jim Specht, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Sydney; Deborah Tout-Smith, Museum Victoria, Melbourne; Matt Trinca, National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Paul Turnbull, Griffith University School of Humanities, Queensland; Mary-Louise Williams, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney; Helen Whitty, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; and Irena Zdanowicz, formerly of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien particularly thank Roslyn Russell and Tikka Wilson of the National Museum for their contribution to the editing of contributions and finalisation of the website preparation for its publication.

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Cite as: Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien (eds), 2011, Understanding Museums: Australian Museums and Museology, National Museum of Australia, published online at
ISBN 978-1-876944-92-6