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Australia-Indonesia Museums (AIM) Project Returns in 2024!

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Curators from Indonesia and Australia collaborate to develop an online exhibition

As part of the Australia-Indonesian Museums (AIM) project, an online exhibition is being developed to share stories about the connections between Australia, Indonesia, and our wider region. The AIM project is a collaboration between Deakin University, the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (MOECRT), the National Museum of Indonesia, the Western Australian Museum, Southeast Asia Museums Services (SEAMS), and a team of 28 curators from Indonesia and Australia.

Over March and April 2022, the Indonesian and Australian curators have been busy preparing the online exhibition. Online meetings have been held to brainstorm ideas and discuss the themes, designs, and objects that will be featured. Following the discussion, 20 objects have been selected to be part of the exhibition. The curators are conducting research on each of the objects to understand their significance and explore connections. The National Museum of Indonesia has organised a team to produce digital materials for this exhibition. This team travelled across Indonesia and work together with the corresponding museums to create high definition videos, photographs and 3D models of the objects that will be used as part of the online exhibition.

The exhibition will be launched at the Australia Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) Conference in June 2022 and will be available online in Indonesian and English.

The AIM Project is made possible through grant funding from the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia. #aimproject #australia #indonesia #museumworkshops

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