Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards 2022

Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards 2022

The 2022 Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards presentation was held on Tuesday 4 October at State Library Victoria by AMaGA Victoria.The night was hosted by Bernard Caleo, including a special online address by Steve Dimopoulos MP, Minister for Creative Industries.

The Awards, now in their 29th year, are conducted annually to highlight outstanding achievements in the Victorian museum, gallery, and collecting sector. This special event raises awareness of museums and galleries as effective vehicles for engaging ideas and communities, rewards and encourages best practice by individuals and organisations, and recognises the value of museums and galleries within the community.

 

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Objectives of the Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards

The Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards recognise outstanding achievements and service in the museum, gallery, and collecting sector. This prestigious event celebrates organisations and individuals whose passion and work build a strong Victorian museum and gallery industry. The objectives of the Awards are to: 

  1. raise awareness of museums and galleries as effective vehicles for engagement with ideas and communities; 
  2. reward and encourage best practice by individuals and organisations; and 
  3. celebrate the value of museums and galleries to local and wider community groups. 

 

2022 Awards Categories

Individual Categories

  • The AMaGA Victoria Award for Excellence (volunteer)
  • The AMaGA Victoria Award for Excellence (paid staff)
  • Martin Hallett Award for individual contribution to community heritage

Individual category winners receive the following prizes valued at over $400:

The Martin Hallett Award winner will receive: 

Organisation Categories

There are four organisational awards, based on operational budget: 

  • The Archival Survival Award for Volunteer-run Organisations (no paid staff) 
  • The Archival Survival Award for Small Organisations (less than $1 million operational budget) 
  • The AMaGA Victoria Award for Medium Organisations ($1-10 million operational budget) 
  • The AMaGA Victoria Award for Large Organisations (over $10 million operational budget) 

Victorian Collections Awards for Excellence in museum cataloguing

These Awards acknowledge the hard work undertaken by organisations in documenting and cataloguing their collections online using Victorian Collections. Organisations are judged on the number of items catalogued, the proportion of items catalogued with accompanying photos, the quality of the records, the depth of historical research involved, and the percentage of records made public. There are four Victorian Collections award categories:  

There are four Victorian Collections award categories:

  • Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing (volunteer-run organisations)
  • Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing (organisations with paid staff)
  • Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing (war heritage collections)
  • Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in museum cataloguing (gallery and civic art collections)

                

Photo: Crowd at the Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards 2022, State Library Victoria. Simon Peter Fox Photography

2022 Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards Sponsors and Supporters

 

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