What is CAUMAC?
The tertiary education sector in Australia is responsible for a significant portion of the Distributed National Collection. CAUMAC is a group consisting of those who work in, or are interested in the work of, university museums and collections in Australia.
Originally an independent group, CAUMAC voted to become incorporated with Museums Australia as a Special Interest Group in the 1990s.
We seek to ensure that museums and collections in the tertiary education sector are extensively deployed in supporting their host institution's goals of teaching and learning, research and community engagement and that the best professional standards are applied to the management of university museums and collections.
We seek to:-
Draw support from colleagues through the sharing of information and experiences,
Link with other museums in Australia and elsewhere,
Ensure that university museums are represented in the advocacy work of Museums Australia,
Advocate for the use of collections in university programs,
Network extensively with university-based and other museum colleagues.