AMaGA Victoria offers an annual program of events, workshops, seminars and forums. 

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Museums Australia (Victoria) Social Media for GLAM image via Sault Online

Social Media for GLAM [Past Event]

Thu 01 Nov, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In partnership with Creative Victoria, learn about how Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) are using social media to bring their collections to the world and the world to their collections. Hear advice from social media experts on how to navigate the sometimes daunting but rewarding social media landscape.

Speakers include: 

  • Seb Chan, ACMI Chief Experience Officer
  • Kate Follington, PROV Communications and Online Engagement Manager
  • Ross Monaghan, Deakin University Lecturer Communications
  • Siobhan Sloper, Gertrude Contemporary Gallery Coordinator
  • Nerida Webster, Head of Brand and Audience Development, State Library Victoria



Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square
Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
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Museums Australia (Victoria) Seminar Supporting Local history Groups 15.11.2018

Supporting Local History Groups [Past Event]

Thu 15 Nov, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Leading local government arts and heritage staff share their experiences supporting community history groups, including setting up networks and providing training and assistance. This seminar will be particularly relevant to council and shire staff.

Speakers for this seminar are:

  • Emma Busowsky Cox, Curator (City History and Collections), Bendigo Art Gallery
  • Gabby Haynes, Community Heritage Officer, Creative Communities, Yarra Ranges
  • Simone Nolan, Gallery Director, Wangaratta Art Gallery
  • Kitty Owens, Exhibition Services Manager, Museums Australia (Victoria)
  • Sally Robins, Local History Co-ordinator, Mornington Peninsula Shire


Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday St,
Carlton 3053
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Victorian Collections Cataloguing Workshop - Melbourne [Past Event]

Wed 21 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.

Morning tea and lunch are provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.


Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
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Making Australian History Theatrical [Past Event]

Fri 23 Nov, 9:30 am - 3:45 pm

International Museum Theatre Alliance Asia Pacific presents the Symposium: 


Featuring: Keynote speaker: Robyn Annear.

Robyn Annear is author of five books of history, including Bearbrass and A City Lost & Found: Whelan the Wrecker’s Melbourne. Her podcast, 'Nothing on TV', present stories from Trove historical newspapers. Currently she is working on a book that will trace the history of all things second-hand.

The Symposium program is as follows:

10.00      Welcome from Martin Green (National Trust of Victoria)

10.05      Keynote: Robyn Annear ‘ Making Australian History Theatrical’ with Q & A

11.15      Morning Tea

11.30      An Amusing Case. Constructing Museum Theatre from Historic Newspapers. Presenters: Jessica Simmonds, Dr Jo Clyne, Patrick Watt. (IMTALAP)

12.15     Making Australian History Theatrical for Secondary and Tertiary Students. Presenters: Peter Wilkins (Come Alive Festival) and Dr David Waldron (Federation University)

1.00       Lunch at venue

1.45       The Great Wife Sale. Presenter: Barry Kay (Sovereign Hill)

2.30       Inside Out: Making Exhibitions Theatrical. Presenter: Rebecca Carland, (Melbourne Museum)

3.15       Q & A:  What are the Challenges of Making Australian Museum Theatre Theatrical? Facilitator Lyn Beasley (IMTALAP)

3.45       Close



Tasma Terrace
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
4 Parliament Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002
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ENVI Presents: Traveller’s Tales [Past Event]

Wed 28 Nov, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, ENVI presents The Traveller’s Tales.

Join Rachael Cottle and Kimberley Moulton for a bit of vicarious travel and an insider’s view of museum collections and storytelling. Both of these intrepid travellers are very familiar with the wonders of the back of house of museums. Their talks will be followed by an exclusive viewing of the Mandela, My Life exhibition which provides a fascinating journey through Mandela’s early life, activism, incarceration and then emergence as the first Black president of South Africa. There will be plenty to discuss over a glass of wine and nibbles.

Rachael Cottle works at the Chinese Museum and is a volunteer assistant curator at Museums Victoria. In July 2017 Rachel participated in the Open Palace Programme in England. The programme is an opportunity for emerging museum professionals to spend twenty days travelling around England visiting palaces, museums and heritage sites gaining skills and guidance from experts in the field. During her presentation Rachael will share her travel experiences with a particular focus on education in museums.

Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta Yorta woman writer and curator & currently Senior Curator South Eastern Aboriginal Collections, Museums Victoria. Kimberley is the Museums Victoria co-curator for the world touring exhibition Mandela: My Life, the official exhibition celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. Kimberley and the Museums Victoria team worked closely with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and producers iEC exhibitions and TEG Live in the development of the exhibition, travelling to South Africa several times in the process.


Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton VIC 3053
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