Nov 18, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Shortlist!

We are delighted to announce the 2020 Shortlist for the AMaGA Victoria Museums and Galleries Awards.

Archival Survival Award for Volunteer Run Organisations (up to 1 EFT paid staff)

  • Arapiles Historical Society Inc, Digitisation Project
  • AFI Research Collection, Virtual and Digital Adaptation
  • Coburg Historical Society, Social Media Project
  • Her Place Women's Museum Australia and the Women's Mural Documentation Project for 'Re-imagining the Women's Mural
  • The Kiewa Valley Historical Society Inc, The Power of Water


Archival Survival Award for Small Museums & Galleries (2 – 7 Paid Staff)

  • Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, A new way of learning about the Past – virtual School Lessons from the 1890’s
  • Duldig Studio, Laugh but Don’t Forget – Celebration of the 80th anniversary of the arrival of Queen Mary in Australia
  • RMIT Culture, RMIT Culture Collections Engagement Program
  • The Johnson Collection, Janet Laurence: The Palm at the End of the Mind
  • The Johnson Collection, Pivoting programming in response to COVID-19
  • Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, My Home (interactive eBook)


AMaGA Victoria Award for Medium Museums & Galleries (8-50 Paid Staff)

  • Arts Centre Melbourne, Opera Australia Documentation Project
  • Australian Sports Museum, Australian Sports Museum Refresh
  • Burke Museum, Museum Adaptation – renovations, storage upgrade and free telegrams program
  • Jewish Holocaust Centre, Ask A Survivor
  • Jewish Holocaust Centre, Understanding Through Testimony
  • Jewish Holocaust Centre, Transition to Virtual Learning
  • Jewish Museum and Islamic Museum, Museums Together
  • Shrine of Remembrance, Commemorative Program during COVID-19


AMaGA Victoria Award for Large Museums & Galleries (51+ Paid Staff)

  • Museums Victoria, Collecting the Curve
  • Museums Victoria, Learning Lab
  • Museums Victoria, Museum at Home
  • State Library of Victoria, Think Tank Projects

The individual and lifetime achievement awards will be announced on the night. You can register here to attend our online event on Tuesday 8 December 2020. 

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