The Creation of Collection
The need for to engage new audiences and stay relevant was the number one most critical issue identified by Australian museum directors in 2014 (CSIRO). The Holloway 'Essential Design' Series was an attempt to redefine the role museums might play in the future, through the lens of industrial design and material culture. Given that museums are primarily concerned with collecting, preserving and researching the natural and cultural world, it stands to reason that this knowledge of how the world manifests through the products and artifacts of the age could be applied to the creation of new objects. Indeed museums may be ideally placed at the nexus of knowledge and custodianship to produce timeless and intensely valuable cultural artifacts.