Larissa is a graduate student at the University of Melbourne majoring in Arts and Cultural Management. Her previous art practice has accumulated her passion for the arts, while her past teaching experience has helped developed her management and people skills. During her graduate study, she has been actively involved in the industry through volunteering in all sorts of arts venues and events including Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Fringe, Mapping Melbourne, Midsumma Festival, and Next Wave.
This week marked my last week of researching ACMI's international partnerships. The last 8 stories are mainly about ACMI's representatives attending and presenting at international conferences regarding various aspects of the cultural sector. ACMI's attendances in these conferences also indicate its expanding influences around the world as a museum for the moving image.
We also met with Natalia to discuss a changed schedule for our group work. I am assigned with writing some of the creative stories for the collections. I look forward to knowing more about ACMI's collections and discovering something interesting!
My research into ACMI's international engagement continued as usual. However, I did have a feeling that it is getting a bit harder to write stories on certain international organisations, especially when there is not much information on ACMI's annual reports, or the websites of those organisations are no longer available. But still, I keep getting new knowledge everyday while doing in-depth research for the task.
On Tuesday, I bumped into Maggie and James at ACMI X, and we briefly talked about our shared task. Although our own job for this project is quite independent, it is always good to chat with my peers to talk about some issues, share ideas, and eventually gain inspirations for our own task.
My research on ACMI's international engagement continued smoothly. More and more international organisations are revealed to have partnered/collaborated/interacted with ACMI to conduct many types of activities. This week I was researching such interactions in the Asian regions, and I'm glad to see ACMI actively connected with a range of cultural organisations in Asia to showcase Asian screen culture, such as the China Up Close program and the annual Japanese Film Festival. Although it did take me a while to find out some more details about certain partnerships while ACMI's annual reports did not provide much information, it was very satisfying when I finally got to know more about those partnerships.