Reframing university collections — Research Infrastructure
ANU, Canberra, Australia
Call for Papers
The Council of Australian University Museums and Collections is currently calling for proposals for our symposium to be held at the Australian National University on April 6.
While the symposium is primarily a way for us to gauge the Australian experience of this issue, we also welcome international perspectives. Even if you are not able to attend the symposium, we’d love to hear responses to these questions from your part of the world. We’d be interested in putting together a document to be made available at the symposium that gives an international perspective.
So recasting the symposium questions for an international audience:-
- How have universities dealt with the issue of legacy collections?
- What are the advantages and pitfalls of valuing legacy collections based on their potential for new research?
- How do you manage a collection to be ready for research that might currently be unforeseeable
- What does this mean for collections whose research potential is unknown?
We welcome the thoughts of university curators, researchers, professional staff, administrative staff, university leaders and students who would like to help shape our thinking on this issue.