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Nominate now for the Victorian Museum Awards

Nominations for the 2012 Victorian Museum Awards are now open.

Please see below for guidelines and nomination forms.

The Victorian Museum Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in museum practice. They seek to reward the museums and individuals who strengthen Victoria’s museum industry through outstanding work and a commitment to best practice. 



Added by Dimity Mapstone on May 23, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Media: Museum conference coming to capital (Canberra Times, 19 May 2012)

Museum conference coming to capital

By Megan Doherty

City Reporter

National Museum director Andrew Sayers announced yesterday a major conference would be held in Canberra next year, attracting up to 700 delegates. It was his first official duty after being named national president of Museums Australia, the umbrella organisation that advocates for museums and galleries across the nation. 

Both announcements were made on International Museum Day, with Mr Sayers saying…


Added by maHub on May 21, 2012 at 12:50 — No Comments

New President of Museums Australia (Andrew Sayers AM, Director, National Museum of Australia)

Dr Darryl McIntryre, stepping down as MA President at the MA-AGM last night in Canberra (at the National Gallery), said he was delighted to announce that MA National Council had decided to appoint Andrew Sayers as President of Museums Australia for the forthcoming year - following his own decision to retire early after three years’ leadership of MA - to concentrate more time on his own research projects.

Dr McIntyre stressed that he was fully confident he was handing MA’s leadership…


Added by maHub on May 18, 2012 at 17:03 — No Comments

ABC 666 Canberra - Transcript of Interview with Carol Cartwright (MA(ACT) President) on International Museums Day

Station: ABC 666 Canberra

Program: Mornings

Date: 18/5/12

Time: 10:11am 

Compere: Alex Sloan 

Summary ID: W00048734920

Item: Discussion about Museums

Guest: Carol Cartwright, President Museums Australia (ACT)

Transcript courtesy of Media Monitors 

ALEX SLOAN: And in fact, today is International Museums Day[sic].

And, kind of the whole…


Added by maHub on May 18, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

Vale, CCA website

A note to let everyone know that if you are looking for resources published by the former Collections Council of Australia, its website has now expired. Vale, CCA website.

The good news is that the site has been archived through Pandora. Click HERE to access that location.

If a navigational link in the archived CCA site doesn't work, please try using the Site Map (in the footer of the CCA pages) to locate the…


Added by Margaret Birtley on May 11, 2012 at 7:27 — No Comments

Thinking in time

Some years ago Richard Neustadt and Ernest May wrote the book Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers, which offered a formula for analysing the past in order to avoid future foreign policy mistakes. The formula was based on the mnemonic K-U-P/L-D. Separate what is known now from what is unclear and from what is…


Added by Paul Bentley on February 9, 2012 at 6:32 — No Comments

MA Members are invited to the Risk Management for Collecting Organisations Workshop

The second annual Risk Management for Collecting Organisations Workshop is just around the corner, on 9 and 10 February in Canberra. If you need help approaching risk management in your museum consider coming to this workshop - a few places are still available. Click on the following link to read more about this workshop: …


Added by Veronica Bullock on January 27, 2012 at 9:35 — No Comments

At the Frontier Conference Wrap

I've written up my thoughts of the Museums Australia / Interpretation Australia conference in 4 posts on my blog - there are also links to other blogs I found.…


Added by Regan Forrest on November 26, 2011 at 14:36 — No Comments

2011 Museums and Galleries National Awards – Winners Announced

More information, including the shortlist wnners, is available here:


The outstanding winners of the inaugural 2011 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) have been announced at an official awards presentation at Museums Australia’s National Conference gala dinner held at the Hackett Hall Gallery, Western Australian Museum in Perth on…


Added by maHub on November 25, 2011 at 8:48 — No Comments

Significance Assessment workshop just around the corner!

Dear Colleague,
Significance International is delighted to announce its two upcoming workshops in Canberra, Australia:
Significance Assessment of Collections on 28 - 29 November 2011 …

Added by Veronica Bullock on November 4, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments

MA Magazine Online Archive

The National Office has been working on getting all the old issues of MA Magazine (previously Museum National) available to members on the MA website.


We now have available Volumes 1 thru 12 on the website - you can view the contents and download the whole magazine to read (remember to log in).  Non-members are able to view the contents, but only members can view the magazine.



Added by maHub on August 10, 2011 at 15:15 — No Comments

IMAGinE Awards for NSW & ACT museums & galleries

This is a reminder that nominations for this year’s IMAGinE Awards for NSW and ACT museums and galleries close on 22 August. Putting in a nomination has a number of benefits. It encourages museums to reflect on what they have been doing over the past 12 months. It makes it possible for them to celebrate the good things they have been doing. It publicises the museum. And it may generate ideas for future work.

The 2011 IMAGinE Awards night will be held in the Australian Museum on Friday…


Added by Paul Bentley on August 7, 2011 at 12:54 — No Comments

First digital Census - make it count!

Census 2011 - Who will they think you were?


Forms are already being distributed for the 2011 Census. Tuesday 9 August 2011 is Census Night.…


Added by Clare-Frances M Craig on August 5, 2011 at 19:40 — No Comments

Integrating the Australian Curriculum for Science with Museum Practice



Integrating the new Australian Curriculum with museum practice is a regular item for discussion on the MAENN committee agenda and a priority for 2011. As such, MANEXUS members might be interested in reading about recent developments in this area at the Queensland Museum (QM). Science and history are the two areas of the curriculum that we have most…


Added by David Milne on July 25, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

MAPDA 2011 Call for Entries

Museums Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards 2011

Call for Entries



Added by maHub on July 1, 2011 at 13:24 — No Comments

International Keynote Speaker for the M&GSQ State Conference

M&GSQ is pleased to announce an International Keynote Speaker for the M&GSQ State Conference from 11-13 August 2011 in Mackay, North Queensland: Richard Gagnier, Head of Conservation, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Richard will present a masterclass, Tools and principles for the preservation of… Continue

Added by Leisha Lawrence on June 22, 2011 at 16:55 — No Comments

National Conference Call for Abstracts NOW OPEN - deadline extended

Museums Australia National Conference

with Interpretation Australia

14-18 November, Perth WA

At the Frontier: Exploring the Possibilities

Call for…


Added by maHub on May 24, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

Peer Talk 18 May 2011 - Brisbane, Qld

M&GSQ is pleased to announce the return of Peer Talk for International Museum Day 2011.

Peer Talk 2011 will feature a Review of Stages 1 and 2 at the Mercy Heritage Centre, All Hallows' Convent, 547 Ann Street Brisbane. Director, Peter Connell, says that the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane Congregation is being celebrated through a number of new displays opening…

Added by Leisha Lawrence on May 6, 2011 at 16:47 — No Comments

Museums and galleries as actors for social change, human development and well-being

Sign up for the new discussion group on this topic here: 


The group's purpose is to pull together people, resources and ideas on this topic and discuss questions such as: Are there any best practice…


Added by Vanessa Kredler on April 12, 2011 at 16:03 — No Comments

Get on board

With apologies to Shirley Temple: get on board

In our final update for the MA NSW symposium, Place, Space and Identity: New Directions for NSW Museums, Macquarie University 18-19 April 2011, we draw attention to practical matters and side attractions.


The symposium dinner, a three course meal with beverages and side of objects,…


Added by Paul Bentley on April 9, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

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