AMaGA Victoria offers an annual program of events, workshops, seminars and forums. 

CHINESE The terracotta army  Qin dynasty (221-206 BCE) (detail) Earthenware (terracotta) Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum, Xi’an

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces at the NGV – Terracotta Warriors | Cai Guo-Qiang

Fri 19 Jul, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

NGV Exhibition viewing and lecture

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2019

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality & Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape

In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the National Gallery of Victoria will present China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. Enjoy an exclusive introductory lecture by a senior gallery educator and visit the exhibition after-hours. Price includes lecture, exhibition entry and complimentary drink at NGV Friday Nights. Presented in partnership with Education Network Victoria (ENVi).

 

 

Venue

NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3006
Members $55.00
Non-members (guests of members) $55.00
Caring for and displaying Historical Costumes

Caring for and displaying costume collections

Fri 16 Aug, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join Skye Firth, Senior Conservator of Textiles, NGV at this practical workshop to pick up cost-effective tips and tricks to getting your costumes and textiles looking their best, and how to store them correctly when not on display. Places limited, bookings essential. Morning tea and lunch provided.

 

Venue

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum
12 Silkstone Road
Korumburra VIC 3950
Members and non-members $50.00
Melbourne Old Treasury Building

A Celebration of Anniversaries

Tue 20 Aug, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join colleagues and friends in helping celebrate two significant anniversaries: the Old Treasury Building’s 25th year as a museum and 45 years of association with ENVi. Your booking will include light refreshments and a viewing of two new exhibitions, Wayward Women and The Invention of Melbourne: A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect.

Venue

Old Treasury Building
20 Spring Street
Melbourne
VIC 3000
Members $25.00
Non-Members $25.00
Islamic Museum Australia

Islamic Museum of Australia Tour

Thu 05 Sep, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join members on a guided tour of the Islamic Museum of Australia, a community museum in Thornbury. Through the five permanent galleries — Islamic Faith, Islamic Contributions to Civilisation, Art, Architecture and Australian Muslim History, the museum showcases the artistic and cultural heritage of Muslims in Australia and abroad.

 

Venue

Islamic Museum of Australia
15A Anderson Road
Thornbury VIC 3071
Members Free

Victorian Collections Day [Conference Only]

Wed 18 Sep, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This Conference pass will give you access to a full day of case study presentations and lightning talks aimed at the community collecting sector to help you achieve the best care for your collection.

Hear from museum and gallery industry experts and members of our Victorian Collections community, on topics including the law and your collection, born-digital collecting, digitisation, and ways to utilise your catalogue records to increase engagement with your community. Talks will provide attendees with case study reflections and practical, low-budget take-away information and inspiration to implement solutions and processes at your organisations.

*** Please note that if you are interested in attending the practical workshops on Day 2, you will need to purchase a Conference + Workshop pass. Hurry, workshop places are limited. ***

Venue

Public Record Office Victoria
99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Members $20.00
Students $20.00
Non-members $30.00
Image: Museum Practice workshop on preventive conservation at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum.

Victorian Collections Day [Conference + Workshops]

Wed 18 Sep, 10:00 am - Thu 19 Sep, 3:30 pm

This Conference + Workshops pass will give you access to a full day of case study presentations and lightning talks aimed at the community collecting sector to help you achieve the best care for your collection. You will also attend a series of hands on workshops based at Melbourne Museum the following day.

*** Please note that if you are only interested in attending the conference day, you will need to purchase a Conference pass. ***

Day 1: Public Records Office Victoria, 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Hear from museum and gallery industry experts and members of our Victorian Collections community, on topics including the law and your collection, born-digital collecting, digitisation, and ways to utilise your catalogue records to increase engagement with your community. Talks will provide attendees with case study reflections and practical, low-budget take-away information and inspiration to implement solutions and processes at your organisations.

Day 2: Melbourne Museum, 10:30 - 3:30 pm

Join us for practical hands-on workshops in which we hone our skills in object handling, storage solutions, packing for transport, cataloguing and disaster preparedness and response.

Venue

Public Record Office Victoria/Melbourne Museum
99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne
11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Melbourne Victoria
Members $40.00
Students $40.00
Non-members $60.00
Roving Curator Program

Roving Curator Program Information session

Thu 19 Sep, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Find out how the Roving Curator Program could assist you with in 2020, and get tips on common mistakes in Roving Curator Program applications, and how to write a strong application.

The deadline for applications for the 2020 Roving Curator Program is until: 5pm Thursday 17 October 2019.

The Roving Curator Program helps museums and galleries develop engaging and dynamic exhibitions. The program offers an exhibitions professional (Roving Curator) to work with successful applicants on an exhibition-related project. Support provided includes several days on-site assistance and follow-up advice.

 https://amagavic.org.au/exhibition_services 

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Free event Free
Victorian Museum and Galleries Forum

Victorian Museum and Galleries Forum

Tue 15 Oct, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The theme of the 2019 Forum is ‘The Healthy Museum’ and will bring together AMaGA members, students and the wider community to hear from museum and gallery professionals from around the world, network and discuss current issues in the sector.

Cost     

$150 members and students, $225 non-members

 

Venue

Deakin Downtown
Tower 2, Level 12/727 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3008
Members $150.00
Students $150.00
Non-Members $225.00

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne

Wed 23 Oct, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the principles of digitisation and collection management. Participants will learn how to catalogue collection items using the free, online and custom-built Victorian Collections cataloguing system.  

Victorian Collections workshops offer a relaxed and open environment and cater for participants with any degree of museum and computer literacy, as well as ongoing cataloguing support for community museums, and small and medium collections.

 

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Non-members $20.00
Members $10.00
Students $10.00
Art handling and installation

Art handling and Installation

Thu 31 Oct, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Joseph Dawson from TITLE UNTITLED to gain practical insights from a professional Gallery Technician, preparing two dimensional and three dimensional art works for display, safe handling of artworks and installation techniques. This event is aimed at curators, collection managers, installation staff at small-to-medium organisations and gallery and museum studies students.

 

Venue

Res Artis
44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC 3066
Members $60.00
Non-members $120.00
Students $60.00
Uses of Local government Collections

Interesting uses of Local Government Collections

Thu 14 Nov, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local government cultural staff will share ideas for innovative presentations of council collections, including council art, heritage and civic collections. Projects that will be discussed include art commissions, programs for specific communities, exhibitions and digital content. 

 

Venue

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday Street
Carlton 3053
Members $40.00
Non-Members $60.00

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne

Wed 27 Nov, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the principles of digitisation and collection management. Participants will learn how to catalogue collection items using the free, online and custom-built Victorian Collections cataloguing system.  

Victorian Collections workshops offer a relaxed and open environment and cater for participants with any degree of museum and computer literacy, as well as ongoing cataloguing support for community museums, and small and medium collections.

 

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Non-members $20.00
Members $10.00
Students $10.00

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. Includes drinks, prizes, entertainment and canapés.

 

Venue

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street
Southbank
Melbourne VIC 3006
Members $60.00
Non-members $60.00