INSITE / August - October 2015 / Victorian Museum Awards

The August-October 2015 Victorian Museum Awards issue of INSITE celebrates the recipients of 2015 Awards, MAP Accreditation and cataloguing with Victorian Collections.

Cover: Our cover is of the almost 200 guests enjoying an opportunity to catch up with colleagues before and after the Awards announcements were made nearby in the Clemenger Auditorium at the National Gallery of Victoria. Photo by Simon Fox, Deakin University.

The 2015 Victorian Museum Awards
The 2015 Victorian Museum Awards were presented on 6 August at the National Gallery of Victoria by Museums Australia (Victoria). The night was hosted by special guest, performer, actor and writer, Tegan Higginbotham and featured a special address by Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries. For a list of Award recipients and media information visit:

The Roslyn Lawry Award
For more on the Roslyn Lawry Award visit:

Victorian MAGNA Winners
Find out more about the winning projects on the Museums Australia website: 

Elizabeth Marsden (page 7)
The Museums Aotearoa Conference, Dunedin 2015
The MA15: Communicating Culture conference was held from 6-8 May in the Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand. Elizabeth Marsden attended the conference and shares her thoughts and impressions with INSITE.

Elizabeth Bramley (page 9)
The Open Palace Programme
The Open Palace Programme provides participants with access to expert staff in some of the UK's significant heritage places. Elizabeth Bramley shares her experience of the Programme.
Visit the Open Palace website at:

Maxine Holden (page 10)
The Art Game Symposium
Maxine Holden reports on the themes of art crime and trafficking that were the focus of a one-day symposium at the University of Western Sydney.
For more about the Art Game Symposium visit: 

Kitty Owens
The 2016 Roving Curator Program
The Roving Curator Program is open for applications for assistance with exhibition related projects kicking off in 2016. Kitty Owens looks back at the 2015 projects and what types of projects you can get assistance with in the 2016 round. Applications close 13 October 2015.
For information about the program and previous recipients go to: 

Museum Victoria Technologies Team
Apps & Online
This INSITE column lists some links to websites or apps relating to collections or museum practice. It is compiled for INSITE by the Digital and Emerging Technologies team at Museum Victoria. The items mentioned are information listings and have not been tested or reviewed by the authors or MA (Vic).

A podcast about digital learning in collections-based museums.

Museums on Periscope
How museums are using this app—described as 'a kind of giant, free, worldwide Skype.'

Past Paths
An experiment in user-led roaming through online collections using data from Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums.

Streets of Melbourne
An online presentation of images and text hosted by Google Cultural Institute and based on the physical Streets of Melbourne exhibit at Old Treasury Building that closed in May

Museums and the Web Asia 2015
The Asian branch of the largest museum technology conference. October 5–8 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.


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AMaGA Victoria respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, the Woi Wurrung people and honour their Ancestors, Elders and next generations of community. AMaGA Victoria acknowledges and pays respect to the Elders of all the Nations of Victoria, past, present and emerging.