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Museums Australia (Victoria) Green Museum Project

Echuca Historical Society Installs Solar Panels

Tue 17 Oct, 2017

Museums Australia (Victoria) in conjunction with the Green Museum project are pleased to announce the installation of Solar PV generation at the Echuca Historical Society, Dickson St, Echuca.

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Elizabeth Keen, Mrs Keen’s Quilt, Queenscliffe Historical Museum collection. Photo: Predrag Cancar, National Gallery of Victoria.

New 'Inside Museums' Story on Culture Victoria

Wed 4 Oct, 2017

Take some time to visit the Culture Victoria blog for our latest story in the Inside Museums series, ‘Threads: Quilts and Waggas in Victorian Collections’ by Claire Capel-Stanley.

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Call for Abstracts. Museums Australia National Conference 2018.

Wed 27 Sep, 2017

Are you interested in submitting an abstract? Submit your abstract online by 5pm AEST, 31 October 2017.

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Twitter: Lovely launch of Roving Curator assisted exhibition at Box Cottage, Ormond. Volunteers with image of stonemason Aug… @_mavic

Upcoming events

The Great Museum Debate

Thu 02 Nov, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us in the Great Museum Debate as we discuss the contentious topic ‘Museums Are Boring.' This is your chance to watch museum professionals deliberate their own existence, and watch comedians expose fabulous and ridiculous museum experiences. Post-debate socialising and further arguments will be held downstairs at the Moat bar and restaurant. Don't miss out on this invigorating and enjoyable event.

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Victorian Collections Day

Tue 14 Nov, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A full day of information and workshops for Victorian Collections users, aimed at helping the community collecting sector achieve the best care for their collections.

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Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop – Melbourne

Tue 21 Nov, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A hands-on workshop that covers the fundamentals of collection management and cataloguing, using the Victorian Collections system.

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Travellers Tales

Thu 23 Nov, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Three GLAM professionals share their insights and experiences visiting international museums and galleries this year. They hold nothing back to tell us what they loved and loathed and their presentations are designed to inspire, educate and inform. This evening includes an introductory tour of the Islamic Museum of Australia and light refreshments.

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INSITE Magazine

INSITE magazine is about the people and stories that together make up our diverse Victorian museum and gallery community. With interviews, articles, and industry news, it is essential reading for all staff and volunteers in the sector.

INSITE issue

August - October 2017 / Green Museums

This issue of INSITE is on the theme 'Green Museums' and features articles about how museums and galleries are addressing sustainability, including articles on ‘Roadside Arks’, the Museums and Climate Change Network, the sustainability measures being implemented at Museums Victoria and in the building design for the new Shepparton Art Museum, as well as coverage and photos from the 2017 Victorian Museum Awards. 

Our cover image is of Grasslands, 2014, Linda Tegg. Grasslands recreated pre-settlement grasslands in the State Library Victoria forecourt in collaboration with John Delpratt, a University of Melbourne horticulturist and ecologist. Photo: Matthew Stanton. Linda Tegg is the inaugural artist for the University of Melbourne School of Geography’s Artist in Residence program (AiRG). The residency invites artists to explore geographical ideas around contemporary social and environmental processes. Linda Tegg's project Sensing Climate, is investigating geographical ‘practices of looking’ at changing physical and social environments in situ: in the lab, in the field, in the archive, and in the office. 

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MA (Vic) members automatically receive four issues of INSITE per year. If you are not a member, you can Subscribe to INSITE online. Interstate members of Museums Australia can subscribe at a special rate.

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