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

Braver! Bolder!

Wed 19 Feb, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An exploration of museum education programs pushing boundaries in order to make a difference.

A joint event for cultural organisations conducted by AMAGA Education Network Victoria (ENVI), AMaGA Victoria and the SPP Humanities and Culture Network.

  • Jenny Better from the Jewish Museum and Sherene Hassan from the Islamic Museum will discuss the Museums Together program.
  • Michelle Kiag from the National Trust will talk about the McCrae Cross Cultural Education Experience developed alongside the Bunurong Community.
  • Christine Healey from the Incinerator Gallery and teacher Francine Sculli will discuss the Social Justice Art for Teens program with
  • Bridget Hanna from Museums Victoria will host a 30 min preview of Melbourne Museum's new Learning Lab.

The event will be followed by AMaGA Envi’s Biennial General Meeting at 4.15pm

SPP Humanities and Culture Network Members: Free, RSVP via email to



Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053
ENVI and AMaGA Vic members $25.00
Non-members $30.00
VC Photography workshop

Digitisation workshop

Tue 25 Feb, 10:00 am - 3:00 am

Capturing high-quality images of your catalogue records serve as a digital preservation copy of our collections while also allowing for increased public access and decreased physical handling. 

This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to work one-on-one to learn the basics of museum photography such as camera settings and operations, lighting, and image composition for 2D and 3D items.

You will also have the opportunity to use a scanner - negatives and transparencies can be digitised - to learn about digitisation standards.

Please note that participants are required to bring a maximum of two collection items.  

You are also invited to bring a camera - ideally one that will continue to be used for their organisation's digitisation.


Ballaarat Mechanics Institute
17-119 Sturt St
Ballarat Central 3350
Member $10.00
Non-member $20.00
Student $10.00

Australian Sports Museum

Thu 12 Mar, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

After re-opening in late February 2020, enjoy a guided tour of the newly redeveloped (and renamed) Australian Sports Museum. Join Manager Jed Smith for an inside view of Australia’s largest collection of sporting memorabilia.



Australian Sports Museum
Melbourne Cricket Ground
East Melbourne VIC 3000
Members Free
Non-members $10.00

Gippsland Art Gallery

Fri 27 Mar, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy a guided tour of Gippsland Art Gallery led by Director, Simon Gregg and hear about the learnings and successes of the 2018 redevelopment of the gallery.



Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street
Sale VIC 3850
Members Free
Non-Members $10.00

Designing a Travelling Exhibition

Fri 27 Mar, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


This workshop, targeted at small museums and volunteers will look at exhibition development, design principles, installation and display techniques for exhibitions that are easily transportable and can be displayed in a range of venues.



East Gippsland Shire Library
22 Service Street
Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Members $35.00
Non-members $40.00

Art Handling and Installation

Thu 23 Apr, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Joseph Dawson from TITLE UNTITLED to gain practical insights from a professional Gallery Technician, preparing two 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.



Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat Central VIC 3350
Members $70.00
Students $70.00
Non-Members $130.00

General Meeting

Tue 05 May, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The General Meeting offers the chance to network with colleagues and catch up on developments at AMaGA Victoria. The evening will begin with a tour of the Hellenic Museum, followed by formal proceedings and refreshments.



Hellenic Museum
280 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Members Free

Book Club & Bunjilaka Tour

Thu 14 May, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gather with colleagues for a casual book club and networking session to discuss Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu. Followed by a Dark Emu inspired gallery tour of Bunjilaka by Kimberley Moulton, Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Melbourne Museum.



Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Members $10.00
Non-members $15.00

Caring for Collections: Storage

Thu 04 Jun, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will guide participants through space maximising, cost effective, logistical and practical tips to help RE-ORG your collection store. Includes a tour of the store at the RMIT Design Archive.



RMIT Design Archives
154 Victoria Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Members $50.00
Non-members $80.00

Managing Volunteers

Tue 23 Jun, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

From attracting younger volunteers to succession planning this seminar will cover how to recruit volunteers, how to train them, how to manage them……. and how to keep them. Learn from those with successful volunteer programs, who will share strategies for managing volunteers of all ages and abilities.


Museo Italiano
199 Faraday Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Members $45.00
Non-Members $60.00

Pierre Bonnard

Fri 17 Jul, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy an exclusive introductory lecture by a senior gallery educator and visit the exhibition during the Friday Nights program. Price includes lecture and exhibition entrance. Presented in partnership with the Education Network Victoria (ENVi).


NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3006
Members $40.00
Non-Members $50.00

Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards

Tue 04 Aug, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the amazing achievements of the Victorian museum and gallery sector with friends and colleagues. Generously supported by State Library Victoria and hosted in their Conversation Quarter, opened in 2019 as part of the Library’s Vision2020 redevelopment project.  Includes drinks and canapés.



State Library of Victoria

328 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Members $70.00
Non-Member $90.00


Wed 16 Sep, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of the newly redeveloped Australian Centre for the Moving Image, led by Senior Curator Sarah Tutton.



Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square
Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Members Free
Non-members $10.00

Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum

Thu 22 Oct, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

‘Collecting (in) 2020’ will bring together members, professionals, volunteers, students and the wider community to hear museum and gallery professionals from around the world discuss current issues in the sector.




Early bird $120.00
Members $150.00
Non-members $225.00

Look History in the Eye at the Archives Centre

Wed 11 Nov, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Targeted at curators with an interest in Victorian history, this workshop, presented in partnership with the Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) will provide training on how to research their collection catalogue, which features three new photographic collections. Includes a tour of the PROV Collection.





Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
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