Dec 07, 2015

Recipients Announced for the 2016 Roving Curator Program


We're delighted to announce the Roving Curator Program participants for 2016!

The Roving Curator Program supports the development of quality cultural exhibitions in Victoria. The program provides small museums and galleries with exhibition development assistance from MA (Vic)'s Roving Curator, including several days of professional on-site advice as well as follow-up support.

There was strong competition this year with a record number of applicants and the Exhibition Services Advisory Sub-Committee had some difficult choices to make. The four successful applicants are:

City of Moorabbin Historical Society for assistance with the development of a display highlighting the works of sculptor August Rietman, monument carver of WW1 memorials, who lived and worked in the original Box Cottage from 1917 to 1951.

Emerald Museum and Nobelius Heritage Park for advice on developing a contemporary high quality exhibition about the nationally significant Carl Axel Nobelius/Gembrook Nursery archive.

Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum for advice on enhancing interpretation for the permanent exhibition on the WWII internment camps in the Tatura area.

Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society for advice about current display facilities and assistance with planning a temporary exhibition.

An information session with tips for applying to the next round of the Roving Curator Program will be held on Thursday 18 August 2016, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, at Melbourne Museum – email Sarah Craven for more information.

Congratulations to all!


The Roving Curator Program is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.



Image: Sketch by Winkler, Camp 3. From the collection of the Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum.