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Sounding histories: facilitating The Seafarer’s Mission transition from a service facility into a living museum

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posted on 2017-09-11, 00:00 authored by Anne WilsonAnne Wilson, Cameron BishopCameron Bishop
Melbourne’s Mission to Seafarer’s (MTS) with its distinctive heritage architecture, is part of an international organisation supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of 1.5 million seafarers and maintains a deep connection to the art and culture of maritime activities. In 2017, MTS will transform its site, and its cultural legacy, by introducing a curated live art project. Working across the disciplines of history, performance and architecture, seven leading Australian artists will activate the transition from a “mission” into a living museum, inviting audiences to experience historical, archival material that provide new and expanded forms of public engagement. This shift from a place of refuge and memorabilia to rethinking assorted contexts of space, time and history will be demonstrated by a professional exhibition, research publication and documentary video.

History

Location

Docklands, Vic.

Start date

2017-09-11

End date

2017-09-24

Language

eng

Publication classification

J1 Major original creative work

Copyright notice

[2017, Deakin University]

Extent

exhibition, video documentary, publication

Event

Sounding Histories. Event (2017 : Docklands, Vic.)

Publisher

Deakin University

Place of publication

Melbourne, Vic.

Series

Sounding Histories Event