Museums Australia (Victoria) offers an annual program of events, workshops, seminars and forums. 

The Victorian Collections Website

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop – Melbourne

Tue 26 Sep, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the principles of digitisation and collection management. Participants will learn how to catalogue collection items using the free, online and custom-built Victorian Collections cataloguing system.  

Victorian Collections workshops offer a relaxed and open environment and cater for participants with any degree of museum and computer literacy, as well as ongoing cataloguing support for community museums, and small and medium collections.

Morning tea and lunch are provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop – Melbourne is fully booked, for more information please email us at mavic@mavic.asn.au or call 03 8341 7344
The Victorian Collections Website

Victorian Collections Advanced Workshop – Ballarat (Guest Speakers: Elizabeth Marsden of Gold Museum & Dimity Mapstone of Culture Victoria)

Tue 10 Oct, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Intermediate and advanced users of Victorian Collections are invited to join staff and special guest speakers to learn about new features of the cataloguing system and participate in a targeted Q&A session.

Hear from museum professionals on topics including object handling and storage techniques and learn the basics of creating a digital story for an exhibition or online content.

Morning tea and lunch are provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Venue

Sovereign Hill
Bradshaw St
Ballarat VIC 3350
Members $10.00
Non-members $20.00

Disaster Preparedness Training for Community Museums

Tue 17 Oct, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

In this full day workshop aimed at volunteers and community museums, learn about common collection disasters, why we have disaster preparedness plans, what's in a disaster preparedness plan, and what to do in the event of a disaster in your museum. The workshop will consist of a morning lecture covering the above-mentioned topics, followed by an afternoon practical session on disaster recovery.

Workshop content will be delivered by Noni Zachri, Paper and Photographs Conservator at the University of Melbourne Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. Generously supported by the National Library of Australia's Community Heritage Grants program.

Venue

Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place
37/53 Dalmahoy St
Bairnsdale 3875
Members $10.00
Non-members $20.00

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne

Thu 19 Oct, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the principles of digitisation and collection management. Participants will learn how to catalogue collection items using the free, online and custom-built Victorian Collections cataloguing system. 

Victorian Collections workshops offer a relaxed and open environment and cater for participants with any degree of museum and computer literacy, as well as ongoing cataloguing support for community museums, and small and medium collections.

Morning tea and lunch are provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Member $10.00
Non-member $20.00

Preparation Techniques for Works on Paper

Fri 20 Oct, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This masterclass will present museum standards for the preparation of art works on paper. Techniques that will be explained include mounting, hinging, and the dry mounting process for digital photography.

Venue

Neospace
7 Campbell St,
Collingwood 3066
Members $80.00
Non-members $120.00

The Great Museum Debate

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

Join colleagues for an entertaining hour of rigorous debate between a panel of professionals weighing up a topical museum issue.

Venue

To be Confirmed

Members $38.00
Non-members $38.00

Victorian Collections Day

Tue 14 Nov,

A full day of information and workshops aimed at the community collecting sector to help you achieve the best care for your collection.

Hear from museum and gallery industry experts on topics including collection management, conservation and exhibition skills. Talks will cover ways to approach these topics with small budgets in mostly volunteer organisations, ideal for the small-medium groups who use VC to catalogue their collections.

Speakers to be announced.

Morning and afternoon tea provided. B.Y.O Lunch. 

Venue

Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3000
Members $30.00
Non-members $20.00
Students $20.00
The Victorian Collections Website

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop – Melbourne

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

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the principles of digitisation and collection management.  Participants will learn how to catalogue collection items using the free, online and custom-built Victorian Collections cataloguing system.  

Victorian Collections workshops offer a relaxed and open environment and cater for participants with any degree of museum and computer literacy, as well as ongoing cataloguing support for community museums, and small and medium collections.

Morning tea and lunch are provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Members $10.00
Non-members $20.00

End of Year Celebration

Tue 05 Dec, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the end of the year with friends and colleagues and enjoy the annual Christmas at the Johnston Collection exhibition. Includes drinks and canapés.

Image: Tales of Christmas Treasures | Christmas at The Johnston Collection 2013. Courtesy of The Johnston Collection.

Venue

The Johnston Collection
Meet at Hilton on the Park
East Melbourne VIC 0
Members $60.00
Non-members $80.00