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Attendees at the 2017 Victorian Museum Awards

2017 Victorian Museum Awards Winners Announced

Thu 27 Jul, 2017

The 2017 Victorian Museum Awards were held on Wednesday 26 July at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image). This year three individuals and seven organisations were recognised with Victorian Museum Awards.

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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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Twitter: Do you know anyone who can benefit from our Roving Curator program?Applications for 2018 open 17 August.… @_mavic

Upcoming events

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 sound judgements and good decisions for your collection. Explore characteristics and issues associated with different collections and how to make your collection a community asset.
Presented by Emma Russell, Consultant and Principal Historian with History@Work, Emma has been working with specialist and community collections since 2006. Supported by The National Sports Museum, providing free entry to the museum for all attendees.

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Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery, Melbourne Museum

Working with Children? Check.

Wed 23 Aug, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Time to get down on your hands and knees again and get a kid’s eye view of the world. Join members of the Education Network of Victoria for this fun event featuring speakers from Melbourne Museum and the State Library Victoria.


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The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Digital Storytelling

Fri 25 Aug, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Make a digital story for an exhibition or online content. Using digital photographs from your museum collection and a story script that you have prepared, make a digital story you can take back to your organisation, and put on display or upload to your website. 

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Legal Requirements for Collections

Tue 19 Sep, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to manage types of collections which have specific legal requirements, such as firearms and prohibited weapons, shipwreck relics, pharmaceuticals and aboriginal artefacts.

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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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