Aug 30, 2018

2018 Victorian Museum Awards Winners Announced

Awards 2018 Multicultural Museums Victoria

The 2018 Victorian Museum Awards were held on Wednesday 29 August at Melbourne Museum. Hosted by ABC Radio Presenter, Jacinta Parsons and featured a special address by Frank McGuire, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research and Member for Broadmeadows, Lynley Marshall, CEO of Museums Victoria, and Andrew Abbott, Chief Executive, Creative Victoria.

The Victorian Museum Awards, now in their 25th year, celebrate the wonderful achievements of the museum and gallery sector. This year three individuals and seven organisations were recognised with Victorian Museum awards. 

Museums Australia (Victoria) Individual Award for Lifetime Achievement
Winner: Christine Grayden, Phillip Island Nature Parks

Museums Australia (Victoria) Individual Award for Excellence (Paid Staff)
Winner: Linda Peacock, the Robert O’Hara Burke Museum
Highly Commended: Dr Anna Hirsh, Jewish Holocaust Centre

Museums Australia (Victoria) Individual Award for Excellence (Volunteer)
Winner: Tanja Johnston, Australian National Veterans Arts Museum

Roslyn Lawry Award for excellence in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies 
Winner: Rachael Cottle

Archival Survival Award for Volunteer-Run Museums
Winner: Stanley Athenaeum
Highly Commended: Queenscliffe Maritime Museum

Archival Survival Award for Small Museums
Winner: Duldig Studio
Highly Commended: Victorian Police Museum

Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Medium Museums
Winner: Multicultural Museums Victoria - Grandmothers Project
Highly Commended: National Wool Museum - The Little L Project

Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Large Museums
Winner: ACMI - Wonderland
Highly Commended: State Library Victoria - Self-Made

Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing
(Volunteer-Run Organisations)
Winner: Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum

Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing
(Organisations with Paid Staff)
Winner: Uniting Church Archives – Synod of Victoria
Highly Commended: Federation University Australia Historical Collection

Victorian Collections Award for War Heritage Collections
(Paid or Volunteer)
Winner: Melbourne Legacy
Highly Commended: Lara RSL Sub Branch

> Go to the award winners 2018 page

Image: Lauren Ellis, Project Manager, Museums Victoria and President of Museums Australia (Victoria) presents the Award for Medium Museums to Ferdinando Colarossi and Joyce Agee, Multicultural Museums Victoria. Photo: Simon Fox, Deakin University.