National Conference

In 2018, MA (Vic) will be hosting the Museums Galleries Australia National Conference.

About the Conference

The theme is ‘Agents of Change’. Join us for debate, discussion, workshops and masterclasses on provocative ideas, disruptive practice and how to make an impact in today's challenging environment. 

>Registrations are now open

Bursaries for the Museums Galleries Australia National Conference (4 – 7 June 2018)
Deadline for applications: 5 pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018.  

Creative Victoria is generously supporting a limited number of bursaries to assist with the registration costs to attend this year’s Conference. These bursaries are available for colleagues with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders based in Victoria, and students/emerging professionals.  If you would like to apply for a bursary, please complete the application form and e-mail it to no later than 5 pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018. 

>Download Application Form (PDF 89kb)

Alternatively, if you would prefer a different format of application, or ask us any questions, please contact the MA (Vic) office at or 8341 7344, Regional Freecall 1800 680 082.

Please include in your application any dietary requirements, and any access requirements; we will accommodate requests to the best of our ability.  Demand for particular access services currently exceeds supply, so please get your requests in as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Our host this year is a heritage building, the former Meat Market in North Melbourne.  The Meat Market’s Flat Floor Pavilion, Cobblestone Pavilion, Meeting Room, Stables, Garden and bathrooms are accessible and DDA compliant, however areas with cobblestone floors can be slightly bumpy due to their uneven surface. Please contact MA (Vic) on 8341 7344 or the Meat Market on 9329 9966 if you have any questions about accessibility.


Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference

The Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference is curated to appeal to a broad audience, from large state institutions to small volunteer-run organisations, and brings together the Victorian museum, gallery, heritage, and conservation community, connecting regional and metropolitan volunteers and professionals, and showcasing some of the best museum and gallery practice, community-building projects, and local cultural heritage.

The Conference takes place every other year in regional Victoria, alternating with our Forum in Melbourne.

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