Collection Development and Research Services
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Kevin Sumption has worked for over eight years as both a science and social history curator at a number of Australian museums. He is currently the Curator of Information Technology at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse), and acting manager of AMOL (Australian Museums on Line). He is also a lecturer in Design History and Theory and Research Methodology at the University of Technology, Sydney. For over two years, Kevin developed and managed the Powerhouse Museum's computer-based education texts on computer aided design, computer animation and desk top publishing. He has just finished working on the exhibition "Universal Machine", which examines the origins, meaning and impact of contemporary information technology. Kevin is also a board member of dLux Media Arts, a screen-culture organization that encourages the devlopment of and critical discussion on, new media arts in Australia. Kevin has just finished his Masters of Arts at the University of Sydney, where he has been examining the legacy of traditional museum based education on the design and delivery of on-line museum teaching and learning programs.
Kevin presented Between Promise and Reality: online education and museums, a case study