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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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Banner image: Postcard: Miss Billie Burke, from the collection of Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum

New Story on Victorian Collections

Thu 28 Jun, 2018

'The Dolls of Victoria: An unveiled toy story' curated by Marysabel Ramos, provides an insight into our attachment to dolls.

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Victorian Museum Awards 2018: Deadline extended to 29 June

Wed 13 Jun, 2018

Good news! Victorian Museum Awards 2018: the closing date for submission of entries has been extended to Friday 29 June.

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Upcoming events

Victorian Museum Awards recipients 2017

Victorian Museum Awards

Wed 29 Aug, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the amazing achievements of the Victorian museum and gallery sector with friends and colleagues.

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Museums Australia Victoria Supreme Court of Victoria Tour 06.09.2018

Free Tour - Supreme Court of Victoria

Thu 06 Sep, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join members of the Supreme Court’s archive team for a tour of the Court Building.

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It's Academic

Thu 06 Sep, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join fellow museum professionals for an informal evening exploring recent research into museums and learning.

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Workshop object (damaged ceramic bowl) from the Queenscliffe Maritime Museum.

Victorian Collections Day

Tue 11 Sep, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A full day of information and workshops for Victorian Collections users, aimed at helping the community collecting sector achieve the best care for their collections.

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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 ‘Research’ and features articles that reflect the different types of research going on in museums and galleries that each play an important role and enrich the value of collections to researchers and the public.

Other items in this issue are a reminder about the upcoming Victorian Museum Awards (2018 nominations close Friday 29 June) and a summary of some grant programs for research projects. 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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