Prepare your conference by downloading the CTM14 detailed programme.

Registration at The Mint - Sydney Living Museums

Delegates are invited to register throughout the day at Sydney Living Museums - The Mint and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. 

CTM14 Communicating The Museum Sydney Living Museums


Free and Open Platform for creating audioguides. Alex Palin, Business developer,
at The Mint, Sydney Living Museums

Alex believes that every museum should be able to create their own stories and tell them to anyone, anywhere, without technological barriers. After discussing the topics ‘what is open content?’ and ‘why good stories matter?’ Alex will allow you to create your own audio guide in an open way in 30 minutes.

Exclusive tours of Sydney's cultural scene

Enjoy behind-the-scene tours of major cultural institutions throughout Sydney. 

Between 9:00 and 17:00 every 30 mins SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Discover the stories, history and magic of Sydney Opera House with an incredible guided tour taking you underneath the world famous sails. 50% off = $18.50. Quote Discount Code CTM14

Australian Travel Posters, Powerhouse Museum display and basement tour

10:00 and 11:00 - Garrigarrang: Sea Country - The museum’s next exhibition will feature 300 treasures from the Museum’s Indigenous collection alongside recent works and new multimedia. Opening to the public on 21 November, Garrigarrang illustrates the deep connections between Indigenous Australians and the sea, revealing the diverse spiritual beliefs, values and complex knowledge systems that continue across Australia today. Go behind-the-scenes with the Garrigarrang project team to view the exhibition in development including design, installation, materials conservation, production and more.
10:00 and 11:00 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Collection - The museum’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Collection holds approximately 25,000 ethnographic objects and 20,000 archaeological collections, representing hundreds of past and present Australian indigenous cultures. Go behind-the-scenes with the Museum’s collection team and view some of the highlights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Collection.

Martin Barden leads a walking tour of the MCA’s historic site, encompassing information about the traditional custodians of the land and waters, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, 19th Century buildings on the site, and how the MCA is linked to the Tate Gallery in London via Australia’s convict history. We will then walk through the Museum’s Aboriginal art collection with insight from Keith Munro, MCA Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Programmes.
Total time: one hour. Participants should bring a hat as it tends to be very sunny.

Take a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Maritime Heritage Centre in the historic Wharf 7 building. Learn about the changing history of Darling Harbour, see our conservation laboratory, ship model workshop and marvel at the large open plan storage spaces which house over 100,000 objects rarely seen on public display. This is an exciting chance to hear from expert guides about the inner workings of the Sydney Heritage Fleet and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

12:00 and 14:00 THE MINT
Discover the award-winning redevelopment of Sydney CBD’s oldest public building and historic coining factory. Integrating new and heritage buildings, historic structures and archaeological elements, The Mint is also home to the Caroline Simpson Library, which holds the only public research collection in Australia dedicated to the history of the home and garden.

12:00 and 14:00 HYDE PARK BARRACKS
Visit the Hyde Park Barracks, listed by the World Heritage as one of the most significant convict sites in the world. A crossroads for tens of thousands of people, it played a central role in the world’s largest and longest-running system of convict transportation.

Sydney Observatory Melbourne Cup day event – includes a viewing, glass of champers and nibbles. Plus watching the horses go around the track and then the planets go around the Sun in the Kepler Cup run each year in our Solar System. 20$

Florence Broadhurst collection,Powerhouse Museum display and basement tour

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race. Watch "the race that stops a nation" at The Mint, Sydney Living Museums

Official Opening Reception at Sydney Opera House

Inspirational talk on Optimism by Tim Williams, Architect, followed by a Welcome Reception
Tim will provide an illustrated exploration of Optimism and agency through the kaleidoscope of his research and collaborative practice.
Hosted by Louise Herron, CEO - Sydney Opera House

CTM14 Communicating the Museum Sydney Opera House