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

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. The tour will include a floor talk by artist Vera Möller's in her latest exhibition A Thousand Tides.

 

 

Venue

Bunjil Place
2 Patrick NE Drive
Narre Warren VIC 3805
Members Free
Audience Insights Seminar

Audience Insights

Mon 03 Jun, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Museums Victoria Audience Insights team for a morning workshop that will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the importance of audiences
  • Making audiences part of your planning, programming and delivery
  • Identifying barriers
  • How to create a practical visitor survey that works
  • A hands-on audience categorisation exercise




 

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Members $45.00
Non-members $65.00
Students $35.00
The Victorian Collections Website

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop

Thu 06 Jun, 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
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
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Lyon Housemuseum Galleries

Housemuseum Galleries Tour

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

Join Corbett Lyon, founder and Director 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
217-219 Cotham Road
Kew VIC 3101
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.

The Awards will be hosted by Lawrence Leung. Lawrence is a multi award-winning Melbourne comedian, actor and screenwriter. He’s best known for his TV work including the AFI-nominated Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure and Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable for ABC1 and getting his butt kicked in the ABC2 action/comedy Maximum Choppage

 

Venue

NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3006
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).

 

 

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
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 [ONE DAY PASS]

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

This ONE DAY 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.

*** Please note that if you are interested in attending the practical workshops, you will need to purchase a TWO DAY PASS. Hurry, workshop places are limited. ***

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.

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 [TWO DAY PASS]

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

This TWO DAY 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 ONE DAY 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 2019, and get tips on common mistakes in Roving Curator Program applications, and how to write a strong application.

 

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

 

Venue

Deakin Downtown
Tower 2, Level 12/727 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3008
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 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