South African Museums Association (SAMA) 78th National Conference & Annual General Meeting
East London, 3-5 November 2014
Abstract Submission Deadline: 13 June 2014!
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ETHER is running three workshops in Durban this July
Be sure to book your spot!
SPECTRUM Best Practice in Collections Management (2 days)
7-8 July 2014
This workshop will help your institution to develop best practice in the management and use of collections to enable the efficient and effective running of your institution, using SPECTRUM Best Practice procedures. Developed and presented by Roger Layton. Read More…
Principles and Practices in the Digitising of Heritage Collections (2 days)
9-10 July 2014
This practical workshop on Digitisation shows you how to run and improve your digitisation initiatives. Presented by Dr Tammy Reynard and/or Roger Layton. Read More...
Governance of Heritage Institutions (1 day)
11 July 2014
This workshop deals with the detailed elements of governance, ethics, and local and international practices and standards. Presented by Roger Layton. Read More…
Cost of courses:
R950+VAT per day
Price includes a course pack, content DVD and hand-outs as well as lunch, tea/coffee and refreshments.
This page is dedicated to providing simple and easy information that will be beneficial to the storage of artefacts, storage locations, archives, libraries and other heritage institutions. A new tip will be posted at the beginning of each week. you are welcome to leave your own comments or provide alternative methods to the information provided.
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY!
International Museum Day is celebrated around a given theme which aims at promoting museum issues in society. The theme for 2014 is “Museum collections make connections”. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. This is an ideal time to go and explore your local museum.
“Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples” Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Hinz (ICOM President)
South African Institutions that are Celebrating Museum Day with special events:
Ditsong Museums of South Africa in collaboration with Geo-Science Museum, Pretoria: Celebrating International Museum Day will involve a week full of activities that will also see the museums open for free to the public from 16-23 May. See more
Iziko Museums, Cape Town: May is Museum Month at Iziko Museums of South Africa. In keeping with the theme for this year, ‘Museum collections make connections’, they will be hosting a number of exciting events in the run up to International Museum Day. See more
Cape Town Diamond Museum, Cape Town: In celebration of International Museum Day, Cape Town Diamond Museum invites visitors to come and experience first-hand South Africa’s significant contribution to the international diamond industry. Entrance is free on Sunday. See more
Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, Cape Town: Rugby fans can also celebrate International Museum Day on 18 May by visiting the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Entrance is free on Sunday and you’ll even receive a free Castle draught! See more
Darling Museum, Darling: International Museum Day Celebrations are from 10h00 to 14h00 on the 17 May at the Darling Museum. The day will be filled with a wide variety of events and craft activities, so bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun day in Darling. Entrance to the museum is free on Sunday. See more
eThekwini Municipal Museums, Durban: To celebrate International Museums Day eThekwini Municipal Museums in partnership with the Chief Albert Luthuli Museum will host a celebration on Tuesday, 20 May.The Durban Art Gallery, Durban Natural Science and Local History Museums will be part of the celebrations.
Free State Provincial Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Bloemfontein: The Basotho Cultural Village (BCV) in Bloemfontein is the venue for this year’s International Museum Day Celebrations in the Free State. The celebrations are on 17 May. See more
For more information on International Museum Day visit the official website http://network.icom.museum/international-museum-day
The ETHER Initiative is leading from the front!
ETHER has always been aware of the power contained in social media networks and has often mentioned this in the workshops and presentations we have held or been apart of. We have decided that it is always best to lead by example and join a few of the most popular networks.
Listed below are all the social networks ETHER has joined. You are invited to click the links below and share with us.
Facebook – The ETHER Initiative.
Twitter – @ETHERInitiative
YouTube – ETHER Initiative
Google + – Ether Initiative