Utilising Your Oral Histories

20/04/2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to get the most out of your recorded oral histories. Hear tips from Oral Historian Sarah Rood about editing, transcribing and creating podcasts.

Venue
Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday St,
Carlton 3053
Members $50.00
Non-Members $70.00

General Meeting

02/05/2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The General Meeting offers a chance to network with colleagues and catch up on developments at MA(Vic). Hear a guest speaker from Museums Victoria and visit the new Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery. Free event, bookings essential.

Venue
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Members Free

Local Government – Public Art

11/05/2017 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A seminar for managers of public art programs, looking into current trends, issues and practical tips for commissioning public art projects and for developing public art collections. Supported by City of Yarra.

Image: The Public Marker. Created by artists Brook Andrew and Trent Walter for the City of Melbourne. Photo by Dianna Snape.

Venue
Studio One Community Hub
Womin Je Ka Room
15 Barnet Way
Richmond 3121
Members $40.00
Non-Members $40.00

Disaster Preparedness for Community Museums

23/05/2017 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
Daylesford Historical Society
100 Vincent St
Daylesford 3460
Members $10.00
Non-Members $20.00
Masterclass

Masterclass: 101 Legal Things Every Museum Worker Needs to Know

13/06/2017 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Facilitated by Ian McDonald, Special Counsel, Simpsons Solicitors, this masterclass will cover a number of the legal and ethical issues that museums face from time to time – governance, philanthropy, conflicts issues and other miscellaneous risks (such as defamation).

Venue
Heide Museum of Modern Art

VIC 0
Members $160.00
Non-members $220.00

Free Tour: Public Record Office Victoria (PROV)

15/06/2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join PROV's Collection Management Coordinator, Jack Martin, to hear about what's available in the PROV collection, and how to go about applying for a loan of a PROV record for your next exhibition. This session, aimed at curators, will be followed by an onsite tour of the repository exploring significant items in the Collection. Free event, bookings essential.

Image courtesy of Public Record Office Victoria.

Venue
Public Record Office Victoria
99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Members Free
Non-members Free

Exhibition Viewing: Van Gogh and the Seasons

16/06/2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with Art Exhibitions Australia, presents Van Gogh and the Seasons for the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series in 2017. Share a drink with colleagues and hear a private introductory lecture. Then enjoy this major international exhibition, and stay on for the special Friday night entertainment.

Venue
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 0
Members $40.00
Non-members $40.00
The Victorian Collections Website

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop – Bendigo

19/06/2017 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
Central Deborah Gold Mine
76 Violet Street
Bendigo Vic 3550
MA Members $10.00
Non-Members $20.00

Victorian Museum Awards

26/07/2017 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. 

Venue
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square
Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Members $65.00
Non-Members $85.00

Digital Storytelling

17/08/2017 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. For participants who have already learnt the basics of movie making software in the February/ March Digital Storytelling workshops. 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 0
Members $35.00
Non-Members $35.00

Information Session: Roving Curator Program

17/08/2017 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. Free event, bookings essential.

Venue
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Members Free
Non-Members Free

Understanding Significance

22/08/2017 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 about conserving, interpreting and managing objects and collections, now and into the future. Supported by The National Sports Museum.

Venue
National Sports Museum
Melbourne Cricket Ground
East Melbourne VIC 0
Members $50.00
Non-Members $70.00

Digital Storytelling

25/08/2017 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 0
members $35.00
Non-members $35.00

Telling Koorie Stories

07/09/2017 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Speakers will discuss their experiences of working with Koorie guest curators, the principles for interpreting Koorie objects and caring for Koorie items. This session is aimed at Historical Societies and smaller museums. Presented in partnership with The Koorie Heritage Trust and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

Image: Koorie Heritage Trust. Courtesy of the Koorie Heritage Trust.

Venue
Koorie Heritage Trust
295 King Street
Cnr Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Members $30.00
Non-members $30.00
Students $30.00

Legal Requirements for Collections

19/09/2017 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

26/09/2017 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
MA Members $10.00
Non-Members $20.00
The Victorian Collections Website

Victorian Collections Advanced Workshop – Special Guest Speaker (TBA)

11/10/2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Victorian Collections staff and a special guest speaker to learn about advanced principles of collections management and cataloguing

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

Disaster Preparedness Training for Community Museums

17/10/2017 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
MA Members $10.00
Non-Members $20.00

Preparation Techniques for Works on Paper

20/10/2017 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

02/11/2017 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

21/11/2017 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
MA Members $10.00
Non-Members $20.00

End of Year Celebration

05/12/2017 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 $60.00