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Dear network members

it was good to meet some of you at the MA conference in Perth last week.  There were some interesting papers, some inspiring exhibitions at the WA Museums and some good fun at the dinners.

Planning is underway for the MA Conference  in Adelaide in September 2012. The theme is "Research and collections in a connected world".

In the past, the MA Historians have sponsored a keynote speaker who brings a historical perspective. There are two suggested speakers for the Adelaide conference and I'd appreciate your feedback about these speakers.  If you'd like to sugggest alternative speakers, please do so.

1. Rhian Harris, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green since 2008.

2. Jill Austin, Curator at the Chicago History Museum since 2005 and co-curator of the "Out in Chicago" exhibition.  I have attached her CV

We are also hoping to have a historians stream on one of the days at the conference, so please start thinking about papers you'd like to present or topics you'd like to hear presentations about.  There will be a call for papers soon.

Can I encourge you to join the MA Historians group on MA Nexus - this is a website where we can all post news, events and topics that interest us.

Please contact me if you'd like to chat about the Museum Historians National Network,

Alison Wishart

President, MA Historians NN

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