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SMALL MUSEUMS CATALOGUING MANUAL UPDATE PROJECT

Thu 20 Jun, 2019

In 2018 AMaGA Victoria received funding from the Public Records Office of Victoria’s Local History Grant Program to produce the 5th edition of the much-loved Small Museums Cataloguing Manual.

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Mary MacKillop Museum

MARY MACKILLOP MUSEUM GAINS MUSEUM ACCREDITATION

Tue 18 Jun, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Mary MacKillop Museum has gained Accreditation by Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria).

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Hot of the Press: INSITE Magazine 'Voice' Issue

Wed 29 May, 2019

The May-July 2019 issue of INSITE on the theme ‘Voice’ is arriving in members’ and subscribers’ mailboxes. Expect to read about imagining voice visually, the limitations of white feminism in the arts, the representation of women’s stories in collections and exhibitions, Melbourne’s multicultural museums sector, The Clear Expectations Guidelines, and reaching new audiences through partnership. The issue includes information about storage management, the upcoming Victorian Museum Awards, the Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum, and the Museum News and Branch News sections that will bring you up-to-date with sector information.

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Upcoming events

Victorian Museum and Gallery Awards

Victorian Museum Awards

Wed 26 Jun, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate with friends and colleagues the amazing achievements of the Victorian museum and gallery sector. Generously supported by National Gallery of Victoria. Includes drinks and canapés.

 

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CHINESE The terracotta army  Qin dynasty (221-206 BCE) (detail) Earthenware (terracotta) Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum, Xi’an

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces at the NGV – Terracotta Warriors | Cai Guo-Qiang

Fri 19 Jul, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the National Gallery of Victoria will present China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. Enjoy an exclusive introductory lecture by a senior gallery educator and visit the exhibition after-hours. Price includes lecture, exhibition entry and complimentary drink at NGV Friday Nights. Presented in partnership with Education Network Victoria (ENVi).

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Caring for and displaying Historical Costumes

Caring for and displaying costume collections

Fri 16 Aug, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join Skye Firth, Senior Conservator of Textiles, NGV at this practical workshop to pick up cost-effective tips and tricks to getting your costumes and textiles looking their best, and how to store them correctly when not on display. Places limited, bookings essential.

 

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Islamic Museum Australia

Islamic Museum of Australia Tour

Thu 05 Sep, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join members on a guided tour of the Islamic Museum of Australia, a community museum in Thornbury. Through the five permanent galleries — Islamic Faith, Islamic Contributions to Civilisation, Art, Architecture and Australian Muslim History, the museum showcases the artistic and cultural heritage of Muslims in Australia and abroad.

 

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INSITE MAGAZINE

INSITE magazine is about the people and stories that together make up our diverse Victorian museum and gallery community. With interviews, articles, and industry news, it is essential reading for all staff and volunteers in the sector.

INSITE issue

MAY - JULY 2019 / VOICE

This issue is on the theme ‘Voice’ and features articles on voices that are being heard and those that are striving to be fully represented in our museums and galleries. Articles include imagining voice visually, the limitations of white feminism in the arts, the representation of women’s stories in collections and exhibitions, Melbourne’s multicultural museums sector, The Clear Expectations Guidelines, and reaching under represented audiences through partnership. 

Other items in this issue provide information about storage management, the upcoming Victorian Museum Awards, the Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum, and the Museum News and Branch News sections that will bring you up-to-date with sector information.


Victorian members of AMaGA are automatically subscribed to INSITE. If you are not a member, you can subscribe online. Interstate AMaGA members are entitled to a special rate. 

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AMaGA Victoria respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples and honour their Ancestors, Elders and next generations of community and pays respect to the Elders of all the Nations of Victoria, past, present and emerging.