New issue of reCollections: A Journal of Museums and Collections out now

Volume 10 number 2 of the National Museum of Australia’s journal has contributions by Jan Brazier (Macleay Museum) and Molly Duggins (National Art School) on the production history and aesthetics of biological models and wall charts; and by Peter Brett (University of Tasmania) on the pedagogical challenges and opportunities afforded by Home Hill house museum, Read more …

The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery

Alexandra Roginski’s The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery (Monash University Publishing) is a story about phrenology, a biased legal system, the aspirations of a new museum, and the dilemmas of a theatrical third wife. It is most importantly a tale of two very different men, collector and collected, Read more …