Pro-Am curators of Australian television history : how is their practice different from that of professional television historians?

McKee, Alan & Dore, Johanna (2014) Pro-Am curators of Australian television history : how is their practice different from that of professional television historians? Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 3(2), pp. 159-171.

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Abstract

Eleven Pro-Am curators of Australian television history were interviewed about their practice. The data helps us to understand the relationship between professional and Pro-Am approaches to Australian television history. There is no simple binary – the lines are blurred – but there are some differences. Pro-Am curators of Australian television history are not paid for their work and present other motivations for practice – particularly being that ‘weird child’ who was obsessed with gathering information and objects related to television. They have freedom to curate only programs and genres that interest them, and they tend to collect merchandise as much as program texts themselves. And they have less interest in formally cataloguing their material than do professional curators of Australian television history.

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ID Code: 59560
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Funders: ARC
Keywords: television, Australian television history, popular collecting, pro-am, media
DOI: 10.1386/ajpc.3.2.159_1
ISSN: 2045-5852
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Intellect Ltd
Deposited On: 01 May 2013 23:59
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 04:58

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