EARLYBIRD EXTENDED – Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference

Posted 17th February, 2014


The 2014 Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference will be hosted by Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and will be held at the Lighthouse Theatre in Warrnambool on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 April. Join us for what promises to be a highly engaging, must-attend event!

Earlybird registration now extended to 21 February 2014.

> Further info and Conference program

Call for Nominations - Museums Australia Inc (Victoria) Committee

Posted 2nd January, 2014

Nominations are being called for election to the Committee of Museums Australia Inc (Victoria) for the 2014 – 2016 term. The elected committee will be announced at the Annual General Meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 30 April 2014.

Candidates for election and their nominators must be an Individual Member or the designated representative of an Institutional Member of Museums Australia Inc. 

If a ballot is required, ballot papers will be sent to all members in early March and voting will close at 5pm on Wednesday 26 March 2014.

Download the Nomination Form here.

Nominations should be forwarded no later that 5pm on Wednesday 26 February 2014 to: The Secretary, Museums Australia Inc (Victoria), PO Box 385, Carlton South VIC 3053.  For more information: call 8341 7344 or email

IMPORTANT - for your nomination to count, you and the person you are nominating must be financial members of Museums Australia (Victoria), be up-to-date with membership fees, include your correct membership numbers; and return this form to reach us by 5pm on Wednesday 26 February 2014.

Significance Seminar Presentations Now Online

Posted 24th September, 2013

We are pleased to announce another addition to our online training resources for museums. Full video recordings of the Identifying Significant Collection Items Seminar held at ACMI in July this year are now available to stream online.

> View the seminar presentations online
> See our other practical training resources

Victorian Museum Award Winners 2013

Posted 8th August, 2013

Thank you to everyone for making this year's Victorian Museum Awards such a celebratory occasion. We would like to congratulate the Award Winners as follows:

MA (Vic) Award for Excellence (Volunteer)
Winner: Andrew Willox, Friends of the RAAF Museum

MA (Vic) Award for Excellence (Paid Staff)
Winner: Diane Gardiner, Old Treasury Building

TASHCO Systems Award for Volunteer Museums
Winner: Charlton Golden Grains Museum

Archival Survival Award for Small Museums
Winner: Burrinja Cultural Centre

MA (Vic) Award for Medium Museums
Winner: Heide Museum of Modern Art

MA (Vic) Award for Large Museums
Winner: Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Victorian Collections Cataloguing Awards
Winner: University of Ballarat Art & Historical Collection
Winner: Greensborough & District Historical Society

> Further details about winners and highly commended available here

Congratulations to our 2013 Exhibition Grant Recipients

Posted 15th July, 2013

We are pleased to announce five successful recipients for the 2013 Exhibition Grant round:

  • Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
  • Creswick Museum
  • Town Hall Gallery
  • Jewish Holocaust Museum
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications to the grant program and we wish you all the best for your projects.

> See details of the 2013 Exhibition Grant Recipients

Award Nomination Deadline Extended to 28 June

Posted 7th June, 2013

To give everyone the opportunity to get their applications in for the Victorian Museum Awards, the nomination deadline has been extended to Friday 28 June.

The Victorian Museum Awards highlight outstanding achievements and service in the museum, gallery and collecting sector.

> See the Awards website for Nomination Details & Past Winners

Nominate for the Victorian Museum Awards

Posted 26th April, 2013

Nominations for the 2013 Victorian Museum Awards are now open.

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.

> See the Awards nominations page for further details

Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference Program

Posted 8th February, 2013

The final conference program is now available online. We are pleased to announce that we have over 30 speakers confirmed from a wide range of museums and galleries.

This year's theme is Reinventing Museums: Collaborate, Innovate & Transform, and the conference will take place on 18-19 April at the National Wool Museum, Geelong.

> See the latest Program and Speaker details online

2013 Exhibition Grants Now Open

Posted 6th February, 2013

MA (Vic)’s Exhibition Services encourages Victorian collecting organisations to apply for grants relating to exhibition development and production. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for static or touring exhibitions. Applications are welcomed from all Victorian museums and galleries.

See our Exhibition Grants page for examples of past grant recipients and projects, grant guidelines and application form. Applications close Monday 15 April.

Season’s Greetings

Posted 22nd December, 2012

We hope you enjoyed the Museums Australia (Victoria) events for 2012. As this year draws to a close we are putting the finishing touches on our 2013 Annual Program which will be distributed to members and available online in the new year.

We wish you all the very best for the festive season and look forward to seeing you in 2013. The MA (Vic) Office will be closed from 1pm Monday 24 December and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January.

Conference Registration Now Open

Posted 17th November, 2012

Following the success of this year’s conference, we invite you to join us at the National Wool Museum in Geelong in 2013 for the second state conference for Victorian museums and galleries.

The theme of the conference is Reinventing Museums: Collaborate, Innovate & Transform and the program will explore the brave new ideas and lessons learned in recent times of change and challenge in the sector.

We have over 20 speakers confirmed so far, including:

  •     Rhana Devenport, Director, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Zealand
  •     Tony Ellwood, Director, National Gallery of Victoria
  •     Don Herron, Design Manager, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
  •     Tom Mosby, CEO, Koorie Heritage Trust
  •     Karen Quinlan, Director, Bendigo Art Gallery
  •     Chris Winter, formerly ABC Innovation Division and ABC2 Manager

> Click here for further details and Registration

Save the date for the 2013 Conference

Posted 7th September, 2012

We are pleased to announce the date for our 2013 Conference.
18 - 19 April 2013
Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2013
Reinventing Museums: Collaborate, Innovate & Transform

To be held at the National Wool Museum, Geelong.

Please register your details online to stay in touch.
Further details to be announced shortly.

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