Now in their 23rd year, the Victorian Museum Awards celebrate the wonderful achievements of the Victorian museum and gallery sector. This year, the Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 26 July at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). Nominations open Monday 27 March and close Friday 19 May.

Objectives of the Victorian Museum Awards

The Victorian Museum Awards recognise outstanding achievements and service in the museum, gallery, and collecting sector. This prestigious event celebrates organisations and individuals whose passion and work build a strong Victorian museum and gallery industry. The objectives of the Victorian Museum Awards are to:

  1. Raise awareness of museums as effective vehicles for engagement with ideas and communities.
  2. Reward and encourage best practice by individuals and organisations.
  3. Celebrate the value of museums to local and wider community groups.

2017 Awards Categories

Nominations for the 2017 Victorian Museum Awards open Monday 27 March and close Friday 19 May. Please read the guidelines carefully before nominating. See the right-hand side column for guidelines and nomination forms.

Individual Categories

  • The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Excellence (Volunteer)
  • The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Excellence (Paid Staff)

Individual category winners receive the following prizes valued at over $400:

Organisation Categories

  • The Archival Survival Award for Volunteer-Run Museums (up to 1 EFT paid staff)
    Prize: Archival Survival supplies valued at $1,000
  • The Archival Survival Award for Small Museums (2-7 Paid Staff)
    Prize: Archival Survival supplies valued at $1,000
  • The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Medium Museums (8-50 Paid Staff)
  • The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Large Museums (51+ Paid Staff)

Victorian Collections Awards for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing

These Awards acknowledge the hard work undertaken by organisations that are cataloguing their collections online using Victorian Collections, and are judged on the number of artefacts catalogued, the proportion of items catalogued with accompanying photos, the quality of the records, the depth of historical research involved, and the percentage of records made public. There are three Victorian Collections Awards:

  • Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing (Volunteer-Run Organisations)
    Prize: Brightsign player valued at $2,000 from Mal Padgett Design, provided with three days of professional onsite assistance.
  • Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing (Organisations with Paid Staff)
  • Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing (Military Memorabilia Collection)

 

Thank You to Our 2017 Victorian Museum Awards Sponsors and Supporters

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Photo: Diana Nguyen welcomes guests at the 2016 Awards Ceremony, State Library Victoria. By Simon Fox, Deakin University.