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

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.

 

Venue

National Sports Museum
Melbourne Cricket Ground
East Melbourne VIC 3000
Members $50.00
Non-members $70.00
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.

The Pauline Gandel Children’s Museum opened in December 2016 and it has been a seething mass of kids learning through play ever since. Come along and hear Alex Price talk about the development of the exhibition. The consultation process included Early Childhood experts and educators, as well as junior museum consultants who tested, tried and provided feedback on our ideas.

The State Library of Victoria is currently undergoing one of the biggest redevelopments in its history with young learners a key priority in the Vision 20/20 strategic plan. Emma Baker and Sue Graham will share the Library’s experience with audience consultation and co-design and what this looked like when engaging with young learners.

There will be time for refreshments, networking and play.

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
ENVI Members $25.00
Non-Members $30.00
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. Participants will learn to use Sony Movie Studio software to create a photo story with recorded narration and music. Presented in Collaboration with the Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Image: The Channel, courtesy of Arts Centre Melbourne.

Venue

Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3000
Digital Storytelling is fully booked, for more information please email us at mavic@mavic.asn.au or call 03 8341 7344

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.

Venue

Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
630 St Kilda Road
Melbourne 3004
Members $60.00
Students $60.00
Non-members $80.00
The Victorian Collections Website

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop – Melbourne

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

The 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

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

Preparation Techniques for Works on Paper

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

This workshop 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
The Victorian Collections Website

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop – Melbourne

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

The 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