Monday, 3 July
6pm The President’s Reception, UTS
Tuesday 4 July
9am Max and Reet Howell Keynote Address ‘New values for sport governance in the 21st century’
Professor Roger Pielke Jr, University of Colorado USA
1pm: Round-table: Equal payment for women in sport – a pipedream?
(Panel to consist of players, administrators and media)
Conference dinner will be held in the evening
Wednesday 5 July
9am ASSH Address: ‘Ruminating on Australia’s Asian Sporting Context’
Professor Sean Brawley, Macquarie University
5 pm: ASSH Annual General Meeting
Tom Brock Lecture: ‘Leadership insights from the National Rugby League and Australasian sport’
Ms Raelene Castle, CEO, Canterbury Bulldogs
Thursday 6 July
The Business of Sports Collecting and Museums
Round-table: The core mission of sports museums
Panel to consist of:
- Murray Philips (University of Queensland)
- Michael Fahey (Sports Memorabilia Australia)
- Leah Domanski (SCG Museum)
- Matthew Klugman (Victoria University)
- Jed Smith (National Sports Museum)
Stream A: Collecting
Club versus country: a variety of sports collectors with different agendas.
A review of three very different collecting models: individuals who collect, sporting clubs who collect and governing bodies/sporting codes that collect. How do they differ in their approach and can they be of mutual assistance?
An Un-Holy Alliance: the ever-evolving relationship between sports museums and ‘the market place’.
The shifting interaction between sports museums and auction houses / memorabilia dealers. Are museums clients or competitors? From the new and mutually beneficial relationship of the 1980s, through the boom in prices (via the entry of investors/super wealthy collectors) since the late 1990s and onto the current scramble for the most important material.
Something Old, Something New: the challenges of contemporary collecting
Collecting sports objects that relate to current (i.e. very recent) events/athletes and the events of the immediate future. The challenge of predicting what might be considered ‘valuable’ in the future from within an industry that is constantly generating more and more material culture. Success stories, marked failures and models for all interested parties to consider.
Stream B: Sports Museums
Complexity: sports museum governance models.
The wide variety of sports museum ownership models, from private ownership to the payroll of a sport’s governing body. How the nature/mission of the relevant governing body and how relationships with key stakeholders might influence the telling of history or impact on funding.
Title Fights: object ownership battles.
The confusion and legal/copyright/IP web that surrounds the ownership of contemporary sporting equipment. Does the player, their management agency, their teammates, their club or their code own the article of uniform that the player wore during a significant game? Many different examples exist, with international law also providing a variety of answers.
Location, location, location: the high street versus the stadium.
The key influence of location on a sports museum’s success as a business venture/visitor attraction. This topic also covers ‘split sites’ such as Adelaide Oval and the SCG where a variety of heritage destinations exist in proximity but not under the same roof.