Apr 20, 2023

2023 Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards

Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria) and Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) are excited to announce they are partnering on the delivery of the 2023 Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards.  

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the prestigious Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards. Since its inception, this annual event recognises outstanding achievements within the Victorian museum, gallery, and community collecting sector.  

In 2023, the Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards will take on a fresh look and feel as a result of a new partnership between AMaGA Victoria and PGAV. The two organisations have collaborated on a new visual design and renewed Awards categories to recognise and commend diversity and innovation within the sector.   

New Awards in 2023 include First Nations Project of the Year – celebrating the sector’s commitment to raising awareness of First Peoples art and culture and progressing reconciliation, Treaty and Voice; Change-maker of the Year – recognising those who are pushing boundaries; and a dedicated Lifetime Achievement Award 

The Awards will also undergo a makeover – with the kaleidoscope chosen as a powerful symbol of the immersive, engaging and evolving experiences on offer at museums and galleries. Just as a kaleidoscope reflects and refracts light to create complex patterns, museums and galleries reflect and refract new ideas and perspectives, giving rise to a diverse and everchanging cultural landscape.  

Nominations for the 2023 Awards are now open and will close on 3 July. Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held in October at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

Further information and to nominate, visit amagavic.org.au/awards 

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