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Theatre in Museums workshop

Michael MillsMuseum theatre is a tool for interpreting, entertaining and educating audiences in cultural institutions. This workshop is an opportunity to learn from an experienced storyteller about ways to develop these tools for your museum and visitors. 

When: Saturday, 21 January 2017, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Meeting Room, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Inveresk
Cost: $20 Museums Australia (Tasmania) members, $40 others

Morning tea will be provided.


9:30 am Registration & introductions
9:45 am Introduction of characters
10:15 am Unpacking the stories
10:45 am Morning tea
11:00 am Exhibition walkthrough - Permian Monsters
11:30 am Group activity: Developing a narrative
12:30 pm End of workshop

The presenter:

Michael Mills through HeapsGood Productions, has been writing, producing and performing in shows since 1998. HeapsGood Productions have become particularly well known for creating stories within cultural institutions and of finding ways to help bring collections to life.

Michael has written, directed, produced and appeared in over forty shows. These have been performed at a variety of venues including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the S.A. Museum, the SA Maritime Museum, the Royal Sydney Botanic Gardens, and hundreds of schools and kindergartens.

Michael is an Adjunct Research Associate at the University of South Australia. He has presented his insights into the role of performance in science communication and the topic of museum theatre at a number of symposiums and conferences.

There is a maximum of 20 participants for the workshop so please register promptly if you wish to participate.

Registration close Monday, 16 January 2017

Click here to download a registration form.

Please return registration forms to:

Arts Tasmania, 146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart TAS 7000 or email:
Phone: 6165 6666 if you have any questions.

Image: Michael Mills, HeapsGood Productions