Franklin Vagnone, renowned historian and ‘Historic House Anarchist’, is coming to Sydney for two days of public programs presented by Sydney Living Museums, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and Museums & Galleries NSW. These programs will provide a unique opportunity for heritage and museum professionals to learn from one of America’s most influential public historians.

Vagnone, with a strong background in anthropology, the creative arts, architecture, design and sculpture, is a public historian with over 25 years experience in non-profit management, fundraising, award-winning cultural program and creative place-making development.

Keynote Address

For one night only Franklin Vagnone will present a keynote address— Anarchists Guide to House Museums—at the Museum of Sydney. Vagnone will share his research and experience in best (and worst) practice in innovation and engagement with historic cultural sites.

When: Tuesday 11 October 2016, 6pm
Where: Warrane Theatre, Museum of Sydney
Corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
Cost: General $25, Concession $22, Sydney Living Museums and/or Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Members $17
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This keynote address is presented by Sydney Living Museums, Museums & Galleries of NSW and the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences, and is supported by the City of Parramatta.

Historic House Workshop – Wednesday 12 October 2016

Vagnone will also be hosting an ‘Anarchists Guide Historic House Workshop’ at Elizabeth Farm. In this two-hour, totally immersive workshop at Elizabeth Farm, Parramatta “Museum Anarchist” Franklin Vagnone will take House museum staff and volunteers through a variety of tools and other forms of data collection, for a fun, tactile, workshop and discussion about historic site innovation.

Further details of this workshop to be announced.

This event is presented by Sydney Living Museums, Museums & Galleries of NSW and the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences, and is supported by the City of Parramatta.

Find out more at Museums & Galleries NSW or contact them on 02 9252 8300 or pdc@mgnsw.org.au.

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