At the Frontier 2011 Conference
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November 14 - 18, 2011
State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Welcome from the Conference Convenors

At the frontier is a national conference jointly hosted by Museums Australia and Interpretation Australia, bringing these organisations together for the first time to share experiences and explore the possibilities.


At the Frontier 2011 Conference is being held at the newly built State Theatre Centre in Perth, Western Australia. Located on the corner of Roe and William Streets in Northbridge

Interpretation Australia

G'day from WA

Welcome to our website that puts you 'at the frontier' for knowing about the pending November National Conference collaboration of Museums Australia and Interpretation Australia. Here we will be 'exploring the possibilities' within the industry sectors of heritage, culture, arts, environment, recreation and tourism. So use this website as provocation for thought about the frontiers you are broaching in various geographical places, in communicative media, the issues, theory and practice in interpretation, the politics of heritage and culture, and more.

Looking forward to seeing you 'at the frontier' in Perth, Western Australia in November 2011.

Gil Field
IA Co-Convenor

Museums Australia

On behalf of Museums Australia WA branch I welcome you to join us for the fifteenth Museums Australia conference, held in Perth from the 14th to the 18th of November.

The city is an ideal platform from which to explore the concept of the frontier as both metropolis and the vast state of Western Australia have a tradition of dealing with the psychological and geographical aspects of such a notion.

Frontiers are created by and in turn create the intellectual, geopolitical and technical environments we live in; they reveal much about who we are and who we want to be. Frontier spaces can generate new experiences and ways of doing things; at the same time they remind us of our reliance on established systems of power and value.

The conference brings together Museums Australia and Interpretation Australia in a collaboration that explores our natural, built and social environments and provides a springboard for dialogue on such spaces and the relationships they foster. What do we do when we reach a frontier? Where are we headed? What have we left behind? What if we find ourselves in-between frontiers?

Join us in exploring the diverse ways in which museums define our position and place; in engaging with the past, where we are right now and into the future.

Soula Veyradier
MA Co-Convenor

At the Frontier 2011 Conference Committee

Gil Field
Soula Veyradier
Jane King
Christen Bell
Kate Gregory
Patsy Vizents
Philippa Rogers
Robert Mitchell
Claire Savage
Perth CBD
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  15 September 2011
Bursary Applications close

29 September 2011
Deadline for Early Bird Registration

29 September 2011
Final Paper Due

14-18 November 2011
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