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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Winners of the Victorian Museum Awards 2012
Posted 3rd August, 2012
We are proud to announce the Award winners, and congratulate the nominees, supporters and members on their dedication to the Victorian museum sector. We are proud to announce the following Award winners.
Victorian Museum Awards 2012 – Winners
The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Excellence (Volunteer)
Bill Llewellyn, Sovereign Hill
The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Excellence (Paid Staff)
Liza Dale-Hallett, Museum Victoria
The TASHCO Systems Award for Volunteer Run Museums
Victorian Jazz Archive
Aiming for the highest standard in all areas of documentation
The Archival Survival Award for Small Museums (2-7 Paid Staff)
Shepparton Art Museum
Shepparton Art Museum Redevelopment and Rebranding
The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Medium Museums (8-50 Paid Staff)
Shrine of Remembrance
‘Indigenous Australians at War’ Travelling Exhibition
The Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Large Museums (51+ Paid Staff)
‘Identity: yours, mine, ours’ Exhibition
MA (Vic) announces 2012 Exhibition Grant recipients
Posted 11th July, 2012
We are pleased to announce eight successful recipients for the 2012 Exhibition Grant round:
- Arts and Culture, Southern Health
- Castlemaine Historical Society
- Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
- Public Record Office Victoria
- Shire of Buloke
- Talbot Arts and Historic Museum
- Upper Yarra Valley HS
- Walhalla Board of Management
We would like to thank everyone who all who submitted applications to the grant program, please do not be discouraged if you did not receive funding, we are only able to fund a very limited number of projects.