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Awards 2018 Multicultural Museums Victoria

2018 Victorian Museum Awards Winners Announced

Thu 30 Aug, 2018

The 2018 Victorian Museum Awards Ceremony was held last night at Melbourne Museum. Find out who took out these prestigious Awards this year.

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Elizabeth Marsden, The Sovereign Hill Museums Association, talking with students at the Gold Museum about the artwork, 'Surviving on the Goldfields' by Marlene Gilson (2014).

The latest issue of INSITE magazine is out

Wed 15 Aug, 2018

The August-October issue of INSITE on the theme 'Ethics' has arrived in member’s mailboxes. Expect to read about the ethics of repatriation, human remains from war, art and institutional risk, telling LGBTQ stories, and ethical processes for taking oral histories.

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digital photograph of a school bell from Lady Northcote Children’s Farm from the collection of Ballarat Heritage Services.

New Story on Victorian Collections

Thu 26 Jul, 2018

'Summon the Living, Bells from Victorian Community Collections' curated by Kitty Owens explores the use of bells through out history.

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Twitter: Submit an abstract to be part of the Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 2019 program. The theme for MG… @_mavic

Upcoming events

Weaving workshops with Bronwyn Razem and Donna Blackall, A Lightness of Spirit is a Measure of Happiness, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2018.

Programming for Museums and Galleries

Fri 21 Sep, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hear from public programmers, educators and curators about innovative ways to create programming schedules and events.

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Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne

Wed 26 Sep, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A hands-on workshop that covers the fundamentals of collection management and cataloguing, using the Victorian Collections system.

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Museums Australia (Victoria) Masterclass Art Handling and Installation 04.10.2018

Masterclass - Art Handling and Installation

Thu 04 Oct, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join Joseph Dawson from Title.Untitled to gain practical insights into handling and preparing two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks.

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Museums Australia Victoria Hands-On Disaster Response Training 09.10.2018

Hands-on Disaster Response Training

Tue 16 Oct, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join a conservator from the University of Melbourne Grimwade Centre for this practical workshop on disaster recovery techniques including water damage. 

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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


This issue is on the theme ‘Ethics’ and features articles that explores the ethical issues facing collection custodians and, in some cases, challenge historical attitudes and underlying prejudices.

Other items in this issue are a recap of the very successful Agents of Change national conference and an outline of the objectives of the AICCM’s Collection Environment Survey. There are our regular columns of Museum News, Apps & Online and Branch News that will bring you up-to-date with sector info.


Victorian members of MA are automatically subscribed to INSITE. If you are not a member, you can subscribe online. Interstate MA members are entitled to a special rate. 

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