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Titanic the blockbuster exhibition: salvaging history?

June 21st, 2010 4 Comments

THE Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition that arrived at the Melbourne Museum last week is the museum equivalent of the summer blockbuster in more ways than one. This Titanic show has more in common with a Hollywood movie or a Celine Dion concert tour than the obvious connection to the bloated boat blockbuster and the most […]

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Is the flagship arts company destined to be a relic of the 20th century?

July 28th, 2009 No Comments

Culture circa 1960 IS THE flagship arts company destined to be a relic of the 20th century? The 20th century was an era of “big local” culture. We used to have big local media, big local brands and even big local football competitions in each state and territory. Each major Australian city also built a […]

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