Sep 20, 2021

Congratulations to the 2021 Shortlist!

We are delighted to announce the 2021 Shortlist for the AMaGA Victoria Museums and Galleries Awards.

The Archival Survival Award for volunteer-run museums/galleries (up to 1 EFT paid staff member)

  • The Aust Queer Archives, ‘A History of LGBTIQ+ Victoria in 100 Places & Objects' project and website
  • Her Place Women’s Museum Australia, Unmasked
  • RMIT University Art Collection, Store Rationalisation Project
  • Phillip Island Historical Society, 'At Home and at War – Phillip Island' A multimedia project to commemorate the 75th anniversary since the end of World War Two


The Archival Survival Award for small museums/galleries (2 – 7 paid staff)

  • Warrnambool Art Gallery, The WAG Maar Nation Gallery and Aboriginal-led Legacy Initiative
  • PMI Victorian History Library (Prahran Mechanics’ Institute & Circulating Library), PMI: The Library of Last Resort
  • The Beechworth Burke Museum, The Burke Museum Online Cataloguing Program (BMOCP)
  • The Johnston Collection, JUBILATION: Diamonds & Pearls, Summer at The Johnston Collection, 1 December 2020 - 23 February 2021


The AMaGA Victoria Award for medium museums/galleries awards (8 – 50 paid staff)

  • RMIT University (RMIT Gallery), Future U
  • Geelong Gallery, Rone in Geelong exhibition design
  • Grimwade Conservation Services, the University of Melbourne, Sustainable Conservation Practice
  • Grimwade Conservation Services, the University of Melbourne, Costume LAB - Conservation in Action HC
  • Jewish Holocaust Centre, International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 and the commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz
  • Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, MPRG online 2020-21
  • Monash Gallery of Art, STAGES: photography through the pandemic
  • Museum of Chinese Australian History, Chinese Anzac and Chinese-Australian WWII Soldiers Research, Publication, and Exhibition
  • TarraWarra Museum of Art, Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce
  • National Wool Museum, On the Land: Our story Retold


The AMaGA Victoria Award for large museums/galleries (51+ paid staff)

  • ACMI, The Story of the Moving Image, ACMI's new free, centrepiece exhibition
  • Museums Victoria, Treasures of the Natural World international touring exhibition from Natural History Museum (London), hosted by Museums Victoria.
  • Museums Victoria, One Year On: Stories of COVID-19 in Melbourne's Suburbs
  • State Library Victoria, The Rural and Regional Photography Commission


The individual awards will be announced on the night. You can register here to attend our free online event on Tuesday 5 October 2021. 


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