Jan Molloy & Liz Suda – Museum Victoria
Jan Molloy and Liz Suda from Museum Victoria engaged us in ways of thinking about how we might use the Museum’s resources to develop cultural understanding. We were also inspired to consider the diverse contexts of the English language.
In thinking about what a museum is and does, Molloy and Suda provided the following useful definition from Museums Australia: “A museum helps people understand the world by using objects and ideas to interpret the past and present and explore the future”. They demonstrated a few of the ways that Museum Victoria does this through the various programs and learning kits that they offer: e.g. What’s your story? First peoples, etc.
Lastly, they reminded us that the Museum runs programs that are both on and off their sites, as well as online, making them an accessible and valuable resource for teachers and learners of language.
Report contributed by Julia Lippold, VicTESOL Committee Member.