INSITE / August - October 2016 / Careers

The August-October Careers issue of INSITE looks at careers pathways for staff in musuems and galleries and presents the recipients of Victorian Museum Awards 2016.

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Meredith Foley (page 2)
Supporting Women Leaders
Twenty-one women from around Australia are participating in the inaugural CAMD Executive Mentoring Program. Meredith Foley explains the program’s aims and benefits for participants and the cultural sector.

Snjez Cosic (page 3)
The Executive Mentoring Program
Snjez Cosic shares her participation in the Executive Mentoring Program.

Anne Rowland, Emma Busowski Cox and Michael Pennell (page 4)
Career Hindsight

INSITE asked three museum and gallery professionals currently working in different areas of expertise about their career pathways. Common threads include volunteering and study.

Adelle Talarico, Danny Lacy and Pip Minney (page 5)
Careers and Volunteering

INSITE asked another three museum and gallery professionals about the role of volunteering for advancing their careers.

Victorian Museum Awards 2016
The 2016 Victorian Museum Awards were presented on 14 July at the State Library Victoria by Museums Australia (Victoria). The night was hosted by performer, writer, producer, and director, Diana Nguyen and featured a special address by Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries.

100 MAP Museums
At the Victorian Museum Awards, the Museum Accreditation program celebrated the milestone of 100 museums in the program. You can view the 100 MAP Museums film on the MA (Vic) YouTube channel, and browse the online map of museums in the program at:

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).

What’s your story? (SLV)
Find food for thought in the personal and moving stories shared by fellow Victorians.

Beneath the Waves (WA Museum)
An interactive documentary exploring one of Australia’s most unique, spectacular and mysterious marine environments: the Kimberley.

Kspace Augmented Reality Trail app (NMA)
The Kspace Augmented Reality (AR) Trail app encourages kids to explore the Museum by finding characters from the Kspace games.

Marbelous Ball Run app (Questacon)
Prepare to lose your marbles in a whole new way! Challenge your design and puzzle-solving skills in Marbelous Ball Run.

The DX Lab is a place where innovation and collaboration is explored.

From tech start-ups, filmmakers and visual artists to web developers, screenwriters and graphic designers, the creative industries have a new home in ACMI X, a 60 seat co-working studio reserved for the practitioners, artists and businesses in the creative industries.

Aggie – The world’s first art gallery engagement robot (AGWA)
Aggie is a walking talking art expert who brings the works in the Gallery to life with enchanting insights and childlike wonder. Aimed specifically at families, Aggie will lead a monthly tour around the collection and also host workshops for children.

NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Museum Edition
With more than 14 years of research and publications, the NMC Horizon Project can be regarded as the world’s longest-running exploration of emerging  technology trends and uptake in education.


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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.