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Dr Ryan Presley, Blood Money–Infinite Dollar Note–Fanny Balbuk Yooreel Commemorative, 2018, (detail) watercolour on Arches paper, documented by Carl Warner. Image courtesy the artist.

The Final Issue of INSITE Magazine

Tue 3 Dec, 2019

This edition of INSITE is the last in a 37 year program of delivering news and articles about the sector in Victoria. The publication started out in 1981 as 'Museum News' and was renamed INSITE in 1996. The final edition of INSITE is on the theme Decolonising Collections.

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Program Released for the 2019 Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum

Mon 30 Sep, 2019

We're pleased to unveil the full program for the 2019 Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum to be held on Tuesday 15 October at Deakin Downtown in Collins Street, Melbourne. The Forum will consist of ten speakers across plenary keynote presentations, an introduction to implementing the Indigenous Roadmap and five panellists presenting lightning talks across a range of topics.

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INSITE Magazine Aug-Oct 2019

Hot Off the Press: INSITE magazine ‘Time Based Media’ issue

Tue 27 Aug, 2019

The August-October 2019 issue of INSITE on the theme ‘Time Based Media’ is arriving in members’ and subscribers’ mailboxes. Expect to read about the preservation challenges presented by time-based media artworks and the technologies they use, how conservators are developing systems for managing these works in their collections and what’s involved with capturing social movements that unfold online.

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Upcoming events

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Victorian Collections CMS Information Session (Existing Users Only)

Mon 09 Dec, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

An information session designed for existing users of the Victorian Collections collection management system, to introduce the new features and functionality of the redeveloped system. 

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End of Year Celebration

Tue 10 Dec, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the end of the year with friends and colleagues at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and enjoy a private viewing of the new summer exhibition Feedback Loops and a welcome talk by Miriam Kelly, ACCA’s Curator. Includes drinks, prizes and canapés.



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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

November - December 2019 / Decolonising Collections

This edition of INSITE is the last in a 37 year program of delivering news and articles about the sector in Victoria. The publication started out in 1981 as Museum News and was renamed INSITE in 1996.

The final issue of INSITE is on the theme Decolonising Collections with articles from: Kirsten Thorpe; Archivist and Senior Researcher, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, UTS; Deanne Fitzgerald, Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisor, WA Museum; and Ella Hughes, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. These articles look at the ways that collections can respectfully reposition First Nations voices and perspectives in GLAM organisations and reframe our colonial stories. The issue’s cover image is a watercolour by artist Ryan Presley from his Blood Money series.

The edition includes a roundup of the Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum, Victorian Collections Day, the latest re-accreditations and a tribute to Martin Hallett by Forbes Hawkin’s, Senior Digital Systems Developer at Museums Victoria and lead technical developer of Victorian Collections.

Victorian members of AMaGA are automatically subscribed to INSITE. 

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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.