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Alice Ryder
Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:40 post

Kalgoorlie and Goldfields residents - we want to hear from you!

New Museum staff are coming to the Goldfields to ask you to share the stories you think are important to your region. 

We'll be in Kalgoorlie on 21 August and at the Hoover House / Gwalia Museum on 22 August. 

We want to hear from as many people as possible to ensure the New Museum reflects the stories of our State through the voices of its people.

Join us, and tell us which stories from Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields we should be sharing in the #newmuseumforwa 

New Museum public meetings
Kalgoorlie                                              
Friday 21 August 2015                         
5:30pm – 7:30pm                                
Goldfields Arts Centre Function Room          
Kalgoorlie                                   

Click here to RSVP for the Kalgoorlie public meeting    

Leonora / Gwalia
Saturday 22 August 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Hoover House, Gwalia Museum
Gwalia

Click here to RSVP for the Leonora / Gwalia meeting 

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Alice Ryder
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:07 post

This month members of the Children and Young People’s Panel visited Kings Park to find out more about the history and culture of Aboriginal people from the South West.

Guided by Greg Nannup of Indigenous Tours WA, the panel members, their family and Museum staff were taken on a walk that shared stories of Noongar people, their management of the land, the significance and uses of different places around Perth, and knowledge of plants and animals.

A highlight for many participants was learning about local bush-tucker and medicines, including peppermint trees.

Panel members will use the knowledge and experiences from the tour to help make the New Museum a place that is engaging and exciting for all young people.

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New Museum
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:47 post

Congratulations to our friends at the Museum of Perth

We are very excited to see that the Museum of Perth has launched online.

You can help them launch physically through their crowd funding campaign here.

Their focus on chronicling the social, cultural, political and architectural history of our city will complement the stories of Perth we will share in the New Museum for WA.

#welovemuseums #weloveperth #westernaustralia #history 

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Renae Woodhams
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:27 post

Dowerin and Central Wheatbelt residents - help shape the New Museum for Western Australia

Staff from the New Museum Project will be coming to Dowerin on 2 July to ask you about the stories from your region would you like to see included in the New Museum for WA. Register your attendance here.

Sculpture of Dog - Rusty

We want to hear from as many people as possible to ensure the New Museum reflects the stories of the State through the voices of its people.

New Museum project staff Philippa Rogers and Jeff Hurley will introduce the process of developing the New Museum and ask locals to share the stories they believe are significant to the people and places in the area.

Discussion topics will include the significance of the Dowerin Field Day, the sense of community in the town, the unique flora and fauna of the region, as well as identifying local people from the past and present who have helped shape Western Australia.  

Come along, hear about this exciting project and help us share the stories of Dowerin and the Central Wheatbelt. 

New Museum public meeting
7.00pm, Thursday, 2 July 2015
Dowerin Community Club
East Street, 6461
Light supper will be provided 

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Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:25 post

World class consortia on New Museum shortlist

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today announced that three world-class consortia led by Brookfield Multiplex, John Holland and a joint venture between Doric Group and Técnicas Reunidas, have been short-listed to design and construct Western Australia’s New Museum.

The consortia include international design firms Foster and Partners, responsible for the British Museum’s Great Court and now working with local architects Hames Sharley (led by John Holland); Ateliers Jean Nouvel, responsible for the Musée du Quai Branley in Paris and now working with local architects Cameron Chisholm Nicol and Parry and Rosenthal Architects (led by Doric Group and Técnicas Reunidas); and OMA, responsible for the Musée National Des Beaux Arts in Quebec and now working with local architects HASSELL (led by Brookfield Multiplex).

These three teams will now work with Government on their design proposals to ensure they meet the State’s functional and operational requirements.

The successful Managing Contractor team will be selected in 2015 with the New Museum due to open in 2020.  You can read the Minister's full statement here. 

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New Museum
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:46 news

Temporary closure of the Play Space

Child playing the xylophone

The Play Space in the Perth Cultural Centre will be undergoing maintenance in mid-June while heritage conservation works are conducted on the facade of the Museum, in preparation for the New Museum

From next week, 9 June, the Play Space will be closed for a few months and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority will be taking the opportunity to conduct some maintenance on the instruments and equipment.

While it is closed, why not come into the Museum and explore our galleries and Discovery Centre?  We're still open and there is lots to see and do. 

For information on when the Play Space will re-open keep an eye on the Perth Cultural Centre website. 

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Admin Admin
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:56 post

Survey Infograph

Your Museum, Your Say

In late 2014 we asked people to tell us what they wanted to see, experience and do in the New Museum for Western Australia, which is due to open in Perth in 2020. More than 400 people completed the survey and these are the headline results.


We would like to thank everyone who had their say about the New Museum for WA.



Topics of most interest:
Our Environment: Animals, Oceans, Ancient Life.
Our Peoples: Mysteries, First Peoples, Early Settlers.
Our Industries: Science, Innovation, Technology.
Our Museum: Current Research, Future Role.


People want to be able to…
Have fun, be inspired, discover, be challenged, explore, control their own experience, have an emotional experience, belong, be immersed, reflect on their own identity, learn, have a social experience, share, show others.
Over-all, people want to feel a connection to WA; get a sense of place and history.


Biggest issues facing WA…
Climate change, environment and sustainability, mining, technology and innovation, water.
Groups who will have the biggest impact on WA’s future…
Politicians, young people, immigrants, scientists and researchers, mining industry.



In the New Museum, people want to…
See…

Stories and displays about Western Australia's people and environment, animals, dinosaurs, history.
Interactive, immersive and multi-sensory exhibits.
Plenty on offer for diverse audiences, especially children.
Frequently changing, temporary exhibitions, something new.
 

Be able to…
Learn, especially about Western Australia.
Touch and interact.
Control/direct own experience.
Share experience with family or friends.
 

Feel…
Inspired, awed, excited, entertained.
Connected to WA, included.
Learn something new.
Comfortable, welcome, safe.
 

Come away with…
A greater appreciation for WA.
Feel more connected.
New knowledge
Positive memories
A desire to come back.
 

Would be proud of the Museum because it…
Is world class & a major attraction for the State.
Showcases diversity of contemporary Aboriginal culture.
Is accessible, family friendly.
Is forward thinking, provocative, innovative.



The New Museum team would like to sincerely thank everyone who completed the survey. A more detailed report will be available soon. For more information please contact newmuseum@museum.wa.gov.au.

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Alice Ryder
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:54 post

Teachers, have your say about learning experiences for the New Museum

We’re calling for teachers of all year groups to have input into the New Museum.

Complete our survey and tell us about the types of learning experiences, resources and programming you would like to see developed for the New Museum. The survey takes 7 – 10 minutes and will help us plan and program for the future.

Thanks!

COMPLETE OUR SURVEY AND HELP US DECIDE.

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Alice Ryder
Mon, 08/10/2015 - 20:40 post

Kalgoorlie and Goldfields residents - we want to hear from you!

New Museum staff are coming to the Goldfields to ask you to share the stories you think are important to your region. 

We'll be in Kalgoorlie on 21 August and at the Hoover House / Gwalia Museum on 22 August. 

We want to hear from as many people as possible to ensure the New Museum reflects the stories of our State through the voices of its people.

Join us, and tell us which stories from Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields we should be sharing in the #newmuseumforwa 

New Museum public meetings
Kalgoorlie                                              
Friday 21 August 2015                         
5:30pm – 7:30pm                                
Goldfields Arts Centre Function Room          
Kalgoorlie                                   

Click here to RSVP for the Kalgoorlie public meeting    

Leonora / Gwalia
Saturday 22 August 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Hoover House, Gwalia Museum
Gwalia

Click here to RSVP for the Leonora / Gwalia meeting 

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Alice Ryder
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:07 post

This month members of the Children and Young People’s Panel visited Kings Park to find out more about the history and culture of Aboriginal people from the South West.

Guided by Greg Nannup of Indigenous Tours WA, the panel members, their family and Museum staff were taken on a walk that shared stories of Noongar people, their management of the land, the significance and uses of different places around Perth, and knowledge of plants and animals.

A highlight for many participants was learning about local bush-tucker and medicines, including peppermint trees.

Panel members will use the knowledge and experiences from the tour to help make the New Museum a place that is engaging and exciting for all young people.

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New Museum
Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:47 post

Congratulations to our friends at the Museum of Perth

We are very excited to see that the Museum of Perth has launched online.

You can help them launch physically through their crowd funding campaign here.

Their focus on chronicling the social, cultural, political and architectural history of our city will complement the stories of Perth we will share in the New Museum for WA.

#welovemuseums #weloveperth #westernaustralia #history 

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Renae Woodhams
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:27 post

Dowerin and Central Wheatbelt residents - help shape the New Museum for Western Australia

Staff from the New Museum Project will be coming to Dowerin on 2 July to ask you about the stories from your region would you like to see included in the New Museum for WA. Register your attendance here.

Sculpture of Dog - Rusty

We want to hear from as many people as possible to ensure the New Museum reflects the stories of the State through the voices of its people.

New Museum project staff Philippa Rogers and Jeff Hurley will introduce the process of developing the New Museum and ask locals to share the stories they believe are significant to the people and places in the area.

Discussion topics will include the significance of the Dowerin Field Day, the sense of community in the town, the unique flora and fauna of the region, as well as identifying local people from the past and present who have helped shape Western Australia.  

Come along, hear about this exciting project and help us share the stories of Dowerin and the Central Wheatbelt. 

New Museum public meeting
7.00pm, Thursday, 2 July 2015
Dowerin Community Club
East Street, 6461
Light supper will be provided 

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New Museum
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:25 post

World class consortia on New Museum shortlist

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today announced that three world-class consortia led by Brookfield Multiplex, John Holland and a joint venture between Doric Group and Técnicas Reunidas, have been short-listed to design and construct Western Australia’s New Museum.

The consortia include international design firms Foster and Partners, responsible for the British Museum’s Great Court and now working with local architects Hames Sharley (led by John Holland); Ateliers Jean Nouvel, responsible for the Musée du Quai Branley in Paris and now working with local architects Cameron Chisholm Nicol and Parry and Rosenthal Architects (led by Doric Group and Técnicas Reunidas); and OMA, responsible for the Musée National Des Beaux Arts in Quebec and now working with local architects HASSELL (led by Brookfield Multiplex).

These three teams will now work with Government on their design proposals to ensure they meet the State’s functional and operational requirements.

The successful Managing Contractor team will be selected in 2015 with the New Museum due to open in 2020.  You can read the Minister's full statement here. 

Admin Admin's picture

Admin Admin
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:56 post

Survey Infograph

Your Museum, Your Say

In late 2014 we asked people to tell us what they wanted to see, experience and do in the New Museum for Western Australia, which is due to open in Perth in 2020. More than 400 people completed the survey and these are the headline results.


We would like to thank everyone who had their say about the New Museum for WA.



Topics of most interest:
Our Environment: Animals, Oceans, Ancient Life.
Our Peoples: Mysteries, First Peoples, Early Settlers.
Our Industries: Science, Innovation, Technology.
Our Museum: Current Research, Future Role.


People want to be able to…
Have fun, be inspired, discover, be challenged, explore, control their own experience, have an emotional experience, belong, be immersed, reflect on their own identity, learn, have a social experience, share, show others.
Over-all, people want to feel a connection to WA; get a sense of place and history.


Biggest issues facing WA…
Climate change, environment and sustainability, mining, technology and innovation, water.
Groups who will have the biggest impact on WA’s future…
Politicians, young people, immigrants, scientists and researchers, mining industry.



In the New Museum, people want to…
See…

Stories and displays about Western Australia's people and environment, animals, dinosaurs, history.
Interactive, immersive and multi-sensory exhibits.
Plenty on offer for diverse audiences, especially children.
Frequently changing, temporary exhibitions, something new.
 

Be able to…
Learn, especially about Western Australia.
Touch and interact.
Control/direct own experience.
Share experience with family or friends.
 

Feel…
Inspired, awed, excited, entertained.
Connected to WA, included.
Learn something new.
Comfortable, welcome, safe.
 

Come away with…
A greater appreciation for WA.
Feel more connected.
New knowledge
Positive memories
A desire to come back.
 

Would be proud of the Museum because it…
Is world class & a major attraction for the State.
Showcases diversity of contemporary Aboriginal culture.
Is accessible, family friendly.
Is forward thinking, provocative, innovative.



The New Museum team would like to sincerely thank everyone who completed the survey. A more detailed report will be available soon. For more information please contact newmuseum@museum.wa.gov.au.

Alice Ryder's picture

Alice Ryder
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 08:54 post

Teachers, have your say about learning experiences for the New Museum

We’re calling for teachers of all year groups to have input into the New Museum.

Complete our survey and tell us about the types of learning experiences, resources and programming you would like to see developed for the New Museum. The survey takes 7 – 10 minutes and will help us plan and program for the future.

Thanks!

COMPLETE OUR SURVEY AND HELP US DECIDE.

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New Museum
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:46 news

Temporary closure of the Play Space

Child playing the xylophone

The Play Space in the Perth Cultural Centre will be undergoing maintenance in mid-June while heritage conservation works are conducted on the facade of the Museum, in preparation for the New Museum

From next week, 9 June, the Play Space will be closed for a few months and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority will be taking the opportunity to conduct some maintenance on the instruments and equipment.

While it is closed, why not come into the Museum and explore our galleries and Discovery Centre?  We're still open and there is lots to see and do. 

For information on when the Play Space will re-open keep an eye on the Perth Cultural Centre website. 

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New Museum
Wed, 11/26/2014 - 07:24 news

Contractors invited to submit interest to design, construct New Museum

The New Museum for Western Australia reached a major milestone today with the State Government inviting local and international contractors to submit expressions of interest (EOI) to design and construct the New Museum in the Perth Cultural Centre.

The New Museum will open to the public in 2020 with a landmark new building that integrates with the heritage buildings. This invitation is the first step in the procurement process to develop the new facility.

This is a momentous time for WA as we develop a Museum that will share the stories of our people and places from around this vast State.

You can be a part of it. Have your say.  Share your story.  We want to hear from you. 

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