Craig Middleton is Curator, Centre for Defining Moments in Australian History at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University.
His curatorial practice and current research is centred around Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer+ lives, and through the application of Queer Theory to museological practices challenges heteronormative ways of knowing, doing, and being in museums.
Craig tweets at @_museumguy
MuseumNext Digital Summit
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Digital Collecting from Bushfires to a Pandemic
The 2019/2020 bushfire season was the longest and most intense experienced in Australia’s history. Before it was declared over the first case of covid-19 was recorded in Australia. In response the National Museum of Australia launched two Facebook groups to begin documenting the events, and at the same time was developing Momentous. The online project asks users to share their stories of both events in an attempt to document the profound change. Craig and Lakyn discuss the development of Momentous and the work of museum staff in grappling with ethics of contemporary collecting and online audiences.
Find the full programme here