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Jo Moloney (CEO), Geoff Webb (President) and Lynda Bernard (Victorian Collections), and from the front displays archivist, Kath Leech and Priscilla Wardle’s granddaughters Judith Singleton, Amanda Carolan and Kay Sleeman (who was able to attend virtually)

Dairy Handover WW1 Diary - Priscilla Wardle - Trainee Ballarat District Hospital, 1905 to 1908 and WW1 Nurse

Mon 17 May, 2021

Lynda Bernard (Victorian Collections) attended the Diary handover of WW1 Diary of Priscilla Wardle, Trainee Ballarat District Hospital, 1905 to 1908 and WW1 Nurse. The pages held with Melbourne Legacy were catalogued into Victorian Collections where they were discovered by a researcher who had transcribed the rest of the diary and catalogued objects relating to the nurse also held in Victorian Collections.

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The Standards Cover

Update to the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries and call for Expressions of Interest

Wed 12 May, 2021

We are excited to announce that through their role with the National Standards Taskforce, our Museum Accreditation Program (MAP) staff will be contributing to a major update of the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries. Museums & Galleries Queensland (on behalf of the National Standards Taskforce) has received funding from The Ian Potter Foundation to support this review and update of The Standards.

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Speakers 2021 Forum

2021 Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum Speakers Announced

Mon 10 May, 2021

The Forum will bring AMaGA members and the wider sector together to discuss the theme of ‘Digital Literacy - Audience Engagement and the Visitor Experience'. The Forum will feature national and international guest speakers, lightning presentations and a panel discussion concluding with an interactive Q+A.

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Twitter: Statement from the Acting Premier of Victoria about the changes to restrictions in Melbourne and Victoria @AMaGA_Victoria

Upcoming events

Victorian Collections: Making Your Collection Accessible

Mon 21 Jun, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

An online workshop that covers the fundamentals of collections access and discoverability.

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POSTPONED Researching with PROV

Tue 22 Jun, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Targeted at curators with an interest in Victorian history, this workshop, presented in partnership with the Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) will provide training on how to undertake research using the new PROV collection catalogue. The session will provide orientation on finding records that are useful for contextual research including, photographs, maps, plans and correspondence both online and onsite. There will be a particular focus on new digitised photographic collections including:  the Harbour Trust Collection (7000+ images relating to ports, harbours and related activities); the Education Department Promotional Branch Collection (18,000 images); Public Buildings Collection (6000 images).

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Aboriginal Heritage Walk, Royal Botanical Gardens

Fri 25 Jun, 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Join AMaGA and ENVi members for a guided walking tour to gain insight into the rich history and thriving culture of the First Peoples of Australia through a journey of identifying significant native plants within the gardens. Learn about Aboriginal plant uses, customs and on-going connection to country.

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Social Media for Community Organisations

Tue 29 Jun, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Join colleagues for a casual lunchtime catch up to discuss utilising social media to engage audiences and increase brand awareness.

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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.