Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum

The Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum is a one-day event dedicated to discussing trending topics in the museum and gallery sector. It takes place every other year in Melbourne, alternating with our State Conference in regional Victoria.

In 2019 the Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum will be held on Tuesday 15 October, 2019 at Deakin Downtown, Melbourne. The 'Healthy Museum' theme is at the forefront of new learning and research, especially around the themes of health, happiness, sustainability, education and well-being. 

The Forum aims to provide delegates with information and discussions that demonstrate how museums and galleries can create a healthier, happier future for both our sector and the wider public. The forum will address some of the critical current issues such as well-being, sustainability, and inclusivity in the sector.  

The Victorian Museums & Galleries Forum will bring together staff and volunteers from the Victorian museum and gallery sector, museum studies and art curatorship students, and the national and international arts and culture community to hear from museum and gallery professionals from around the world, and learn about how museums and galleries can promote health and well-being.

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Speakers

Tony Butler

Tony Butler

Tony Butler has been working in museums for over 20 years and is currently Executive Director of Derby Museums and the founder of the Happy Museum Project.
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Tracy Margieson

Tracy Margieson

Tracy currently manages the Arts Wellbeing Collective at Arts Centre Melbourne. Since the Pilot Program in 2017, the Arts Wellbeing Collective has grown rapidly to be an innovative industry-wide program – the only of its kind worldwide.
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Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon

Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon

Dr Caroline Butler‐Bowdon is the Acting Director, Public Spaces in the new Place, and Public Spaces team at NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment. In 2017 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship. Her travels and study were focused on an investigation of the best new global models of visitor accessibility and experience at heritage sites and museums.
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  Rose Hiscock

Rose Hiscock

Rose Hiscock is the inaugural Director of Science Gallery Melbourne and passionate advocate for science engagement. She has held significant leadership roles including CEO Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum) and Executive Director Arts Development Australia Council for the Arts.
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Elizabeth Cotton

Elizabeth Cotton

Elizabeth Cotton is Head of Human History at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum. Her research interests are in the future of curatorial practice and indigenising museum practice.
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JD Mittmann

JD Mittmann

JD Mittmann has 15 years experience in curatorial, administrative and managerial roles within the sectors of community and commercial art. He is Curator & Manager of Collections at Burrinja, Dandenong Ranges Cultural Centre. He has produced the award-winning national touring exhibition Black Mist Burnt Country (2016-19).
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Jessica Moody

Jessica Moody

Jessica Moody is the Arts Access/Inclusion Officer at Bunjil Place where she collaborates with the programming and curatorial staff to deliver a high quality and dynamic arts program. Jessica's role is to ensure the ongoing development and prioritisation of accessible and inclusive people, spaces, and programs at Bunjil Place.
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 Veronica Pardo

Veronica Pardo

Veronica is the CEO of Multicultural Arts Victoria, the state’s leading organisation on diversity in the arts. She comes to the role after 10 years of leading Arts Access Victoria, with a focus on cultural participation by people with disability and those experiencing mental health issues.
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Marcus Hughes

Marcus Hughes

Marcus Hughes is the MAAS Head of Indigenous Engagement & Strategy, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. He is a current Adjunct Associate Professor at the Western Sydney University’s School of Humanities & Communication Arts and sits on the National Council of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association. Marcus is a descendant of the Mununjali peoples of the Yugambeh nation.
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Kimberley Moulton

Kimberley Moulton

Yorta Yorta woman Kimberley Moulton is Senior Curator South Eastern Aboriginal Collections, Museums Victoria. 2009-2015 she was Curator and Project Officer of Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre Melbourne Museum developing over sixteen exhibitions with Victorian Aboriginal community and was an Assistant Curator for the First Peoples Gallery at Melbourne Museum. In 2018 Kimberley was Museums Victoria Lead Curator for the world touring exhibition Nelson Mandela: My Life.
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AMaGA Victoria respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples and honour their Ancestors, Elders and next generations of community and pays respect to the Elders of all the Nations of Victoria, past, present and emerging.