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

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne

Wed 30 Jan, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This 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.

*** This workshop is now fully booked. ***

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Tickets for this event are currently unavailable
Love Exhibition

Exhibition Viewing and Curator's Talk

Thu 14 Feb, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This Valentine's Day, join us for a special viewing and curator's talk of the 'LOVE' exhibition at the Immigration Museum.

Developed in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern Art, the Immigration Museum’s new exhibition, ‘LOVE,’ combines visual art, historical and contemporary artefacts, and personal reflections from the community and invites visitors to explore love in all its joyous, illogical, heart-breaking and tender glory. Senior Curator, Moya McFadzean, will lead a guided talk of the exhibition and share some fascinating insights that only curators know!

MEMBER ONLY EVENT, Free for members.

 

Venue

Immigration Musuem
Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Free members event Free
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.

Venue

Jewish Museum of Australia
26 Alma Road
St Kilda Vic 3182
Member Free
Copyright for Collections 2.0 Masterclass

Copyright for Collections 2.0

Tue 12 Mar, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presented by Ian McDonald, Special Counsel, Simpsons Solicitors, this masterclass will include a 'copyright refresher' to ensure everyone is across copyright fundamentals, a review of the provisions in the Copyright Act that enable collecting institutions to use copyright material without a clearance (including Australia's 'flexible dealing' exception) and an in-depth exploration of digital copyright and licensing issues.

 

Venue

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road
Bulleen VIC 3105
Members $180.00
Non-members $250.00

Catalogue Photography Workshop

Wed 17 Apr, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

As custodians of Victoria's heritage, it is incredibly important to capture high-quality images for our catalogue records. Photographs serve as a digital preservation copy of our collections while also allowing for increased public access and decreased physical handling. So, how do you go about capturing a high-quality image?

To help simplify the photographic process, this workshop provides you with an opportunity to work one-on-one with professional photographers to learn the basics of museum photography such as camera settings and operations, lighting, and image composition. This workshop will take participants through some basic camera and lighting techniques for photographing 2D and 3D objects, including some simple ‘hacks’ for situations where the equipment available is limited.

Please note that participants are required to bring a camera - ideally one that will continue to be used for their organisation's digitisation - and a maximum of two collection items. Due to the limited number of places, there is a maximum of 2 tickets available per organisation. 

 

 

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Non-members $30.00
Members $20.00
Students $20.00

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne

Wed 22 May, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This 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.

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Non-members $20.00
Members $10.00
Students $10.00

Victorian Collections Day

Wed 18 Sep, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Save the date!

A full day of information and workshops aimed at the community collecting sector to help you achieve the best care for your collection.

Hear from museum and gallery industry experts on topics including collection management, conservation and exhibition skills. Talks will cover ways to approach these topics with small budgets in mostly volunteer organisations, ideal for the small-medium groups who use Victoria Collections to catalogue their collections.

*** Please note that tickets for the conference, workshops and tours will be released as the program is finalised in the coming months. ***

Venue

Public Record Office Victoria
99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Tickets for this event are currently unavailable

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne

Wed 23 Oct, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This 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.

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Non-members $20.00
Members $10.00
Students $10.00

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne

Wed 27 Nov, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This 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.

Venue

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
Non-members $20.00
Members $10.00
Students $10.00