Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria) formerly Museums Australia (Victoria) supports the development of quality museums, collections care, knowledge, and specialised skills for museum work.

We support people from small and large museums in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Our services include professional development opportunities for paid staff, volunteers, independent contractors, and others who are interested in museums.

Mission

Enabling museums and their people to develop their capacity to inspire and engage their communities.

Charter

AMaGA Victoria promotes museums to all levels of government and the community, and fosters high standards in all aspects of museum and gallery management through research, policy formulation, publications, and training. AMaGA Victoria offers opportunities for advancement for individuals, and leadership in workplace and industry issues.

As the peak body for the Victorian museum and gallery industry, AMaGA Victoria aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas in ways which affirm the value of museums, stimulate debate about principles and standards, and inform and inspire staff, volunteers, and supporters.

Background 

Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria was established as the peak body for museums in Victoria in 1994. Our 1,000+ museums include galleries, science centres, Indigenous keeping places, historical societies, historic houses, botanic gardens, zoos, aquaria, cultural centres, and archaeological monuments. Two-thirds of these are volunteer-run. Community museums care for an estimated 8 million objects in Victoria. We support and advocate for the development of quality museums, collections care, knowledge and specialised skills, and support the creative industries with key initiatives including the Museum Accreditation Program and Victorian Collections, the online portal to our State’s cultural treasures: www.victoriancollections.net.au

 

Image: MA (Vic) 2016 End of Year Ceremony at the Centre for Contemporary Photography. Featuring various artworks from the 2016 CCP Salon exhibition.