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 Daylesford and District Historical Society buidling


Tue 13 Oct, 2020

The Daylesford & District Historical Society has gained Accreditation by the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria).

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Call for Nominations: Inaugural Martin Hallett Award for Individual Contribution to Community Heritage

Tue 29 Sep, 2020

Victorian Collections and AMaGA Victoria are inviting nominations for the inaugural Martin Hallett Award for Individual Contribution to Community Heritage

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 Emily McCulloch Childs presents the Award to Immigration Museum. Photo: Simon Fox, Deakin University.

Call for Nominations: Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards 2020

Mon 14 Sep, 2020

Nominations for the 2020 Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards are now open. Entries are invited from both individuals and organisations.

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Upcoming events

Returning to Work: Supporting Workplace Wellbeing

Wed 04 Nov, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As Victorian museums and galleries plan to reopen after extended lockdowns there are natural concerns and anxieties about returning to work. Join AMaGA Victoria and a panel of professionals, for a webinar to discuss returning to the workplace and how management can best support and guide staff through this process. This session, targeted at museum and gallery professionals responsible for managing staff, aims to cover:

  • How to support the mental health of employees prior to their return, whilst on site and in the long term
  • The complexities and challenges for customer facing staff vs back of house staff
  • Managing vulnerable staff and volunteers
  • An introduction to Mental Health First Aid

The panellists for this session are 

  • Anne Mayberry, Program Manager, Human Resources, National Museum of Australia
  • Kathy Bond, PhD, Workplace Engagement Manager, Mental Health First Aid
  • Louise Tegart, Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat


Members: $20, Non-members: $40. Please register here.

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Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards

Tue 08 Dec, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join AMaGA Victoria, friends and colleagues for a free, online end of year celebration to commend amazing achievements, creativity and resilience of the Victorian museum and gallery sector. Hosted by comedian and author, Cal Wilson the presentation will include :

  • The announcement of three newly accredited museums
  • The Roslyn Lawry Award For Excellence in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies,  presented by Deakin University
  • The Victorian Collections Cataloguing Awards
  • The inaugural Martin Hallet Award for Individual Contribution to Community Heritage
  • The AMaGA Victoria Awards

Proudly sponsored by Archival Survival and Mal Padgett Design.

Registration is free but booking is essential.

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ENVi Silver Linings 7: The good, the bad and the ugly

Thu 10 Dec, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2020 was the year that kept on giving. Never in our wildest dreams did any of us think it might work out like this one. Bushfires, Megxit, Brexit, impeachment, Parasite, no Summer Olympics, #BlackLivesMatter (still), #I’mSpeaking, Zoom, #DontDateADaryl, NASA-SpaceX, murder hornets, #DonutDay, Twitter hacks, no-Vic Footy, Beirut explosion Vincent Namatjira won the Archibald Prize and you-know-what. We lost RBG, Helen Reddy, Eddie Van Halen, Chadwick Boseman, Susan Ryan, Kim Jong Un, Kobe Bryant, Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Lewis, Olivia de Havilland, Kelly Preston, Jerry Stiller, Kirk Douglas, Fred Willard, Jackie Stalone and Ennio Morricone (to name just a few).

Normally at this time of year ENVi would host ‘Travellers Tales’, but that didn’t work out. So instead, we’re hosting a round table for our last Silver Linings program.

We have lined up a few guests to tell us their good, the bad and the ugly of 2020 and get the conversation rolling.

  • Emma Fellows-Cooke, Education Program Leader at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum
  • Stephanie Rosestone, Engagement, Learning and Programs Manager at National Wool Museum 

Come along and share your good, bad and ugly for 2020 too.

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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.