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

Copyright for Collections 2.0 Masterclass

Copyright for Collections

Tue 26 Mar, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Ian McDonald, Special Counsel, Simpsons Solicitors, this masterclass will include a 'copyright refresher' to ensure everyone is across copyright fundamentals, a review of the provisions in the Copyright Act that enable collecting institutions to use copyright material without a clearance (including Australia's 'flexible dealing' exception) and an in-depth exploration of digital copyright and licensing issues.

 

 

Venue

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road
Bulleen VIC 3105
Copyright for Collections is fully booked, for more information please email us at info@amagavic.org.au or call 03 8341 7344
Caring for Collections workshop

Caring for Collections

Thu 28 Mar, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

This workshop will be presented by Conservator Erina McCann of Tiaki Objects Conservation and will guide participants through the basic principles of caring for museum collections with an emphasis on works on paper including archives, books and documents. Morning tea and lunch provided.

 

Venue

Bendigo Regional Archives Centre (BRAC)
1st Floor Bendigo Library
251-259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo VIC
Bendigo VIC 3550
Caring for Collections is fully booked, for more information please email us at info@amagavic.org.au or call 03 8341 7344
VC Photography workshop

Catalogue Photography Workshop

Wed 17 Apr, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As custodians of Victoria's heritage, it is incredibly important to capture high-quality images for our catalogue records. Photographs serve as a digital preservation copy of our collections while also allowing for increased public access and decreased physical handling. So, how do you go about capturing a high-quality image?

To help simplify the photographic process, this workshop provides you with an opportunity to work one-on-one with professional photographers to learn the basics of museum photography such as camera settings and operations, lighting, and image composition. This workshop will take participants through some basic camera and lighting techniques for photographing 2D and 3D objects, including some simple ‘hacks’ for situations where the equipment available is limited.

Please note that participants are required to bring a camera - ideally one that will continue to be used for their organisation's digitisation - and a maximum of two collection items. Due to the limited number of places, there is a maximum of 2 tickets available per organisation. 

 ***This event is sold out. Please contact the AMaGA office on 8341 7344 to join the waitlist.***

 

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Catalogue Photography Workshop is fully booked, for more information please email us at info@amagavic.org.au or call 03 8341 7344
Developing a small exhibition

Developing a small exhibition

Thu 02 May, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Kitty Owens, Exhibitions Services Manager, to get some top tips about putting together a well presented and engaging exhibition.

Venue

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday St,
Carlton 3053
Members $20.00
Non-members $30.00
Audience Insights Seminar

Audience Insights

Fri 03 May, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hear from professional practitioners about important new trends in audience insights, including how audience research is conducted to understand visitors (onsite and online) and non-visitors, and how the reach and impact of these activities are measured to inform planning and decision-making and gauge success. The afternoon will include a practical activity in small groups led by the Museums Victoria Audience Insights team.

Venue

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square
Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Members $90.00
Non-members $135.00
Baillieu Library

General Meeting

Tue 07 May, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The General Meeting offers the chance to network with colleagues and catch up on developments at MA (Vic). The evening will begin with a tour and curators talk of the Arts West Object Based Learning Labs, followed by a short walk through the campus to the Baillieu Library for the formal proceedings and refreshments.

 

Venue

Baillieu Library
University of Melbourne
VIC
Free event Free

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop

Wed 08 May, 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

Horsham Library
28 McLachlan Street
Horsham Vic 3400
Members $10.00
Non-members $20.00

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne

Wed 22 May, 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.

***This workshop is fully booked. Please get in touch with the Victorian Collections team on 8341 7135 to join the waitlist***

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Tickets for this event are currently unavailable
Bunjil Place

Bunjil Place Tour

Tue 28 May, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Enjoy a free member’s guided tour of the City of Casey’s vibrant new entertainment precinct, Bunjil Place, the creative and community heart of the region. Bunjil Place brings together an unprecedented mix of facilities including an outdoor community plaza, theatre, multipurpose studio, function centre, library and gallery all in one place.

Venue

Bunjil Place
2 Patrick NE Drive
Narre Warren VIC 3805
Members Free
Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Training

Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery Training

Thu 06 Jun, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join a conservator from the University of Melbourne Grimwade Centre for this practical workshop on disaster preparedness planning and recovery for small museums. The workshop is designed specifically for volunteers from community museums.

Venue

The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
806-814 Swanston Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Members and non-members $50.00
Lyon Housemuseum Galleries

Housemuseum Galleries Tour

Thu 20 Jun, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Join Dr Fleur Watson, Executive Curator of the newly opened Lyon Housemuseum Galleries, leading a guided tour of the inaugural exhibition ENTER, an exhibition of newly commissioned works by sixteen leading Australian contemporary artists. This exhibition explores the interrelationships between art, the space of the museum and the viewer.

 

Venue

Lyon Housemuseum Galleries
217 Cotham Road
Kew VIC 0
Members Free
Non-members $15.00
Victorian Museum and Gallery Awards

Victorian Museum Awards

Wed 26 Jun, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate with friends and colleagues the amazing achievements of the Victorian museum and gallery sector. Generously supported by National Gallery of Victoria. Includes drinks and canapés.

Venue

NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 0
Members $70.00
Non-members $90.00
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).

Friday 19 July 2019

5.45pm for 6pm start till late

NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Enter North (Schools) entrance

$55 members and guests

 

 

Venue

NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 0
Members and non-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 Rd
Korumburra VIC 3950
Members and non-members $50.00
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

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

Save the date!

A full day of information and workshops aimed at the community collecting sector to help you achieve the best care for your collection.

Hear from museum and gallery industry experts on topics including collection management, conservation and exhibition skills. Talks will cover ways to approach these topics with small budgets in mostly volunteer organisations, ideal for the small-medium groups who use Victoria Collections to catalogue their collections.

*** Please note that tickets for the conference, workshops and tours will be released as the program is finalised in the coming months. ***

Venue

Public Record Office Victoria
99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Tickets for this event are currently unavailable
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 2019, and get tips on common mistakes in Roving Curator Program applications, and how to write a strong application.

 

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
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 MA 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.

Tuesday 15 October

10.00am – 5.00pm

Deakin Downtown, Southbank

$150 members, $225 non-members, student discounts and bursaries available

 

Venue

Deakin Downtown

Melbourne VIC
Members $150.00
Non-Members $225.00
Students $95.00

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 St
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

Art handling and Installation

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.

Thursday 1 November

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Res Artis Collingwood

$60 members and students, $120 non-members

 

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

Interesting uses of Local Government Collections

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.

Thursday 14 November

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

$40 members & $60 non-members

 

Venue

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday St,
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 St
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
111 Sturt Street
Southbank
Melbourne VIC 0
Members $60.00
Non-Members Free