Apr 27, 2022

Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum 2022: Speakers Announced

The Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum is a two-day event dedicated to discussing trending topics in the museum and gallery sector. This years' theme is on 'FUTURE FOCUS: Collections, people, governance and policy. .

In partnership with Deakin University and City of Melbourne, the 2022 Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum will be held at Deakin Downtown on 17-18 May, 9:30am to 4:30pm (with optional post-event networking opportunities to be announced). The second day of the program will consist mostly of onsite tours after a closing session in the morning so that we can incorporate a broader networking and site visit program, as well as some robust exchange of ideas and thoughtful discussion about the future of our industry.

We're thrilled to announce our first confirmed speakers for the 2022 edition of the Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Keir Winesmith, Tim Fairfax Head of Digital, National Gallery of Australia
  • Dr Mike Jones, Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Deep History, School of History, Australian National University
  • Caroline Bowditch, CEO/Artistic Director, Arts Access Victoria
  • Dr Shannon Faulkhead, Head, First Peoples Department, Museums Victoria and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
  • Monica Galassi, PhD Candidate at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Research Associate at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research (JIIER)
  • Mike Murawski, Independent consultant, educator, change leader, author
  • Nina Earl, Assistant Curator, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney
  • Jamie Marloo Thomas, Co-Founder, Wayapa Wuurrk
  • Dr Luke Keogh, Historian and Lecturer, Museum Studies and History Programs, Deakin University
  • Steven Cooke, Associate Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Deakin University
  • Dr Nicole Tse, Research and Teaching team at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, The University of Melbourne, and Discipline Chair of the Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation

Bookings are now open. More speakers and full program to be announced in the next few weeks. Visit our Forum page for updates.