Better ways of seeing landscapes: The Queensland Historical Atlas

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Stell, Marion, Mate, Geraldine and Pocock, Celmara. 2018. "Better ways of seeing landscapes: The Queensland Historical Atlas." Queensland Review. 25 (2), pp. 267-285. https://doi.org/10.1017/qre.2018.25
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Better ways of seeing landscapes: The Queensland Historical Atlas

ERA Journal ID36905
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsStell, Marion (Author), Mate, Geraldine (Author) and Pocock, Celmara (Author)
Journal TitleQueensland Review
Journal Citation25 (2), pp. 267-285
Number of Pages19
YearDec 2018
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Place of PublicationUnited kingdom
ISSN1321-8166
2049-7792
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/qre.2018.25
Web Address (URL)https://journal.equinoxpub.com/QRE/article/view/21691
Abstract

The Queensland Historical Atlas (2010) takes a fresh approach to the atlas form by interpreting Queensland landscapes as lived, embodied and practised. As a project conceived in partnership with Queensland Museum, the Atlas brings this approach directly into museum practice. This article outlines some of the challenges of the conventional atlas form, and examines how the Queensland Historical Atlas has embraced opportunities to reinvigorate the form, including the adoption of new technology and developing new affective interpretation frameworks. Significantly, the Atlas places material culture, including historical maps, at the centre of interpretation of Queensland landscapes. Although the Atlas is not an exhibition, it creates ready-made modules available for exhibition interpretation. Each of these reflects on how Queensland is shaped by its landscapes and how, in turn, museum collections can capture the diverse landscapes of Queensland and the people who create those landscapes. As an electronic resource, the Atlas becomes a way of reconnecting cultural history and landscapes with museum collections.

KeywordsQueensland, Atlas, history, landscape, museums, technology
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020430299. Heritage, archive and museum studies not elsewhere classified
430205. Heritage and cultural conservation
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
FunderAustralian Research Council
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Queensland
Queensland Museum, Australia
School of Arts and Communication
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LP0775186
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