Ecomuseum Studies

The Living Museum has recently begun to construct this new section of our digital library as an ecomuseum studies resource.

We have begun by publishing an article and books about the history of the Living Museum that describe the development of the first ecomuseum in Australia. We will add to this section as we receive permission to publish further articles.

Your History Mate, 1994

The work of a community museum in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs.
By Peter Haffenden, 1994.

Your History Mate is an in-depth look at history in the making with the story of this unique museum, Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West. It provides an interesting insight into the development and philosophies of the museum over the past ten years and opens a window into the diverse communities of Melbourne’s western suburbs. Your History Mate is a chronicle of the dedication and spirit of the people living and working in Melbourne’s western suburbs as much as it is a history of the development of the museum.

© Peter Haffenden and Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West

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Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West – A Museum Without Walls

Written by Olwen Ford. This article published in the September 1985, edition of Museums Australia was based on papers delivered at the First National Conference of CAMA that was held at the University of Adelaide from 15 to 18 October 1984. The theme of the conference was “Something for Everyone? Using Museum Resources”.

© Olwen Ford, Museum’s Australia and Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West

Olwen Ford and Museums Australia have kindly consented to a copy of the September 1985 Article by Ford, ‘Museum without walls’ on its website, and for the article to be downloadable by people accessing via this website, for research or private use and not for republishing.

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