As an area of research, the topic of social media and museums is relatively new, and there is a notable absence of empirical research about current professional practice in New Zealand. This article attempts to address this gap by exploring the use of social media at New Zealand’s national museum, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa).
Community museums and the creation of a ‘sense of place’
Holocaust museums in Australia
This paper takes as its focus two Holocaust museums in Australia: the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne and the Sydney Jewish Museum. After briefly exploring the origins of the respective institutions and the motivations of those involved, the paper discusses how the museums construct ideas of community and place, focusing particularly on the complex imaginative geography that creates intimate, emotional connections between different times and places.