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Travelling on the H.M.A.T. ‘DEMOSTHENES’. Bob sailed from Melbourne on 29 December 1915 as part of the 8th Reinforcements, 6th Field Ambulance, Army Medical Corps.

New Story on Victorian Collections

Wed 7 Jun, 2017

'The Dreamer and the Cheerful Thing', curated by Walter Barber, is a powerful tale of two brothers and their experiences during the First World War.

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Bacchus Marsh lock-up – interior graffiti: "No more jail for me last lag 29-11-88".

New Blog Post on Culture Victoria

Mon 15 May, 2017

‘Portable Justice: the old Bacchus Marsh police lock-up’, by Mark Brandi, looks at the use of police lock-ups in regional Victoria.

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2016 Annual Report Cover

Just Published: 2016 Annual Report

Tue 9 May, 2017

The 2016 MA (Vic) Annual Report is now available online. Download your copy and get the full details about what our various programs have achieved last year.

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Twitter: A piece of Melbourne heritage too special to lose? https://t.co/WyDqmbJ7fz @_mavic

Upcoming events

Phillip Maisel AOM of the Jewish Holocaust Centre receives the MA (Vic) Individual Award for Excellence (Volunteer)

Victorian Museum Awards

Wed 26 Jul, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate with friends and colleagues the amazing achievements of the Victorian museum and gallery sector. Generously supported by ACMI. Includes drinks and canapés.

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Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop

Wed 09 Aug, 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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Roving Curator Kitty Owens working with Uta Wiltshire, Secretary/Treasurer of Wodonga Historical Society, on the exhibition 'Discovered: The Louis Hauesler Photographs and Family Collection'.

Information Session: Roving Curator Program

Thu 17 Aug, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Find out how the Roving Curator Program could assist your organisation in 2018, and get tips on common mistakes in Roving Curator Program applications, and how to write a strong application.

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Understanding Significance

Tue 22 Aug, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop will explain the significance assessment process that will equip you to make good decisions about conserving, interpreting, and managing objects and collections, now and into the future. 

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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

May - July 2017 / Loans

This issue of INSITE is on the theme 'Loans' and features articles on the advantages and obligations that come with receiving long-term loans, a search for lost artworks, the Protection of Cultural Objects Loans Act, the use of international loans to build audiences, and managing quirky loans.

Our cover image is a detail of the Martin Johnson Heade painting, Newburyport Marshes: Approaching Storm, currently at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in the Not As The Songs of Other Lands exhibition. The exhibition is organised by the Ian Potter Museum of Art in collaboration with the Terra Foundation for American Art who have loaned fifteen artworks for the show. The loaned works hang alongside works from the University of Melbourne’s Russell & Mab Grimwade 'Miegunyah' Collection, and paintings loaned from Australian collections of Australian artists.


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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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