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Annual Program 2019 Front Cover

Annual Program 2019 is here!

Tue 19 Feb, 2019

Our Annual Program for 2019 is here, packed with professional development and networking opportunities for the Victorian museum and gallery community.

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Painting, ‘Eltham 1965,’ David Armfield, Nillumbik Shire Council collection 2006.47 VA.

New Story on Victorian Collections

Thu 7 Feb, 2019

'Collecting Fire: A new kind of practice' curated by Lauren McAlary explores the indelible mark on the histories of Victoria’s community collecting organisations left by the fires of February 2009.

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Echuca Wharf Paddlesteamers, Port of Echuca


Thu 28 Nov, 2019

The Exhibitions Advisory Sub-committee are pleased to announce the successful applicants for the 2019 round of the Roving Curator Program.

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Upcoming events

Jewish Museum of Australia tour

Jewish Museum of Australia

Tue 26 Feb, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a free and exclusive member’s tour of the exhibitions and back of house of the Jewish Museum of Australia and a short question and answer session with the museum’s curators.

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ENVI Event

Creating Effective Education Resources

Fri 15 Mar, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SPP Humanities and Culture Network and Visual Arts Network in conjunction with Envi (Museums Australia Education Network Victoria) present: Creating Effective Education Resources. This program will look at best practice as defined by experts and practitioners alike.

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Copyright for Collections 2.0 Masterclass

Copyright for Collections

Tue 26 Mar, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Ian McDonald, Special Counsel, Simpsons Solicitors, this masterclass will include a 'copyright refresher', a review of the provisions in the Copyright Act and an in-depth exploration of digital copyright and licensing issues.


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Caring for Collections workshop

Caring for Collections

Thu 28 Mar, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

This workshop will be presented by Conservator Erina McCann of Tiaki Objects Conservation and will guide participants through the basic principles of caring for museum collections with an emphasis on works on paper including archives, books and documents.


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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

November 2018 - January 2019 / contemporary collecting

This issue is on the theme ‘Contemporary Collecting’ and features articles that explore topics including the co-production of artworks, the use of artists interviews for conservation information, selecting and preserving digital material, building a collection through acquisitive prizes, and collecting from protests and marches.

Other items in this issue are a recap of this year’s Victorian Museum Awards and an outline of the objectives of the Veteran’s Heritage Project 2018-2021. There are our regular columns of Museum News, Apps & Online and Branch News that will bring you up-to-date with sector info.



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