Renewing the Museum: ACMI’s Journey

  • 2020-02-23 2:30 pm 2020-02-23 4:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Renewing the Museum: ACMI’s Journey MPavilion MPAVILION



ACMI is the world’s most visited moving image museum, with almost 15 million people visiting since opening in 2002. Thanks to investment by the Victorian Government and independent partners the museum is currently in a process of renewal, with a redesigned building and new permanent exhibition due to open soon.

Join the ACMI team as they explore what it means to reimagine the museum for the 21st Century.

2.30–3pm: The Story of the Moving Image

Curators from ACMI’s new permanent exhibition, Sarah Tutton, Chelsey O’Brien, Eugenia Flynn and Jim Fishwick, discuss the process and considerations in telling the many stories of the moving image, including some of their highlights and favourite moments.

3–3.30pm: Curating, Collecting and Preserving Videogames

A curator, a conservator and a community programmer discuss considerations that go into exhibiting and collecting videogames, and the unique challenges this presents. Speaking will be Arieh Offman, Candice Cranmer and Caitlin Cronin.

3.30–4pm: Interpretation for a New Museum

Join ACMI’s writers and editors as they explore how using new technology and long-form content helps approach museum labels in an innovative way. Speaking will be Matt Millikan and Maria Lewis.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.