STMA - launch of Austehc Press Release


Just for the record - here is the press release for the Launch of Austehc
University of Melbourne launches Australian Science and Technology Heritage

Science, industry and government leaders meet in Melbourne tomorrow to
launch the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre - a
world-leading concept which offers web-based access to the nation's
dispersed heritage information sources.

The new centre is seen internationally as a model 21st century heritage
information exchange that gives scholars and the wider community an easy to
follow 'road map' to information held in archives, museums and other
collections in Australia and overseas.

Based at the University of Melbourne, the Centre publishes science and
technology education resources on the web, provides computer software tools
for the heritage industry, researches and develops heritage materials and
teaches Australian science heritage studies.

Minister for State and Regional Development, Mr John Brumby, will launch
the centre at a function in the University of Melbourne's Ian Potter Museum
of Art, 5.30-7.30pm, Thursday 9 December 1999.

The occasion also marks the launch of a guide to the records of eminent
Australian scientist Sir Ian William Wark and celebrates the centenary of
his birth. Noted Australian chemists Emeritus Professor John Swan and
Professor David Solomon will reflect on Wark’s life and achievements.

Where:	Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston Street, Carlton.
When:	5.30-7.30pm Thursday 9 December, 1999. 
Media:	Attendance welcome. 


*   Gavan McCarthy - Director 
*   Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
*   The University of Melbourne 
*    203 Bouverie Street, Carlton  VIC  3053
*    Phone: +61 3 9344 9287 Fax: +61 3 9349 4630
*   <http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/>