Announcing the Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2013
Reinventing Museums: Collaborate, Innovate & Transform
National Wool Museum, Geelong
18 - 19 April 2013
Museums Australia (Victoria) joined colleagues from across the sector at the National Wool Museum in Geelong in 2013 for the second state conference for Victorian museums and galleries.
The theme of the conference was Reinventing Museums: Collaborate, Innovate & Transform and the program explored the brave new ideas and lessons learned in recent times of change and challenge in the sector. The two-day format combines traditional keynotes and lectures with hands-on practical sessions, a public lecture and an expo of industry suppliers and examples of Geelong arts and cultural heritage.
FINAL PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE
Please Note: This program is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to amend any aspect of the program as required.
Optional events include a Welcome Reception on Wednesday 17 April at the Geelong Gallery and a Conference Dinner at the The Pier Geelong, on Thursday 18 April with special guest presenters. Optional tours and a gathering of the Victorian Collections community will take place on the afternoon of Friday 19 April.
This forum for ideas will bring MA members and the wider community together to showcase some of the best museum practices, community-building projects and local cultural heritage.
We are pleased to announce that the MC for the conference will be Warwick Hadfield, local Geelong personality and broadcaster on ABC Radio National.
We have over 30 speakers confirmed to date, including:
• Rowena Ashley, Coal Creek Community Park & Museum
• Yvonne Church, Cohuna Historical Society
• Rhana Devenport, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Zealand
• Sharron Dickman, Geelong Football Club Collection
• Lauren Ellis, Museum Victoria
• Tony Ellwood, National Gallery of Victoria
• Padraic Fisher, National Wool Museum
• Rebecca Forgasz, Jewish Museum of Australia
• Martin Green, National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
• Robert Heather, State Library of Victoria
• Don Heron, National Gallery of Victoria
• Eric Holowacz, formerly Mildura Arts Centre
• Marina Larsson, Veterans Unit, DPCD
• Michael McKernan, Consultant Historian
• JD Mittmann, Burrinja Cultural Centre
• Tom Mosby, Koorie Heritage Trust
• Terry Norman, Victorian Jazz Archive
• Gary Parker, Vietnam Veterans Museum
• Kate Phillips, Museum Victoria
• Karen Quinlan, Bendigo Art Gallery
• Sue Roberts, State Library of Victoria
• Tim Rolfe, Museum Victoria
• Andrew Sayers, National Museum of Australia
• Padmini Sebastian, Immigration Museum
• Glenn Shea, The StoryTeller Educational Resource
• Helen Sheedy, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
• Michelle Stevenson, National Alpine Museum of Australia
• Melinda Stewart, Surfworld
• Kevin Tanner, Zoos Victoria
• Robyn Till, Macedon Ranges Shire Council
• Patrick Watt, Burke Museum
• Chris Winter, formerly ABC Innovation Division
The Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2013 wishes to thank and acknowledge the following organisations for their sponsorship and support:
Keynote Session Sponsor
Name badge & Notepad Sponsor
- City of Greater Geelong
- Macedon Ranges Shire Council
- Nillumbik Shire Council
- Shire of Yarra Ranges
See our Trade Fair page for a list of Trade Fair Exhibitors.
In 2012 MA (Vic)'s first state conference was held in Ballarat from 29 - 30 March:
Collect, Conserve, Connect: Museums Australia (Victoria) State Conference 2012
29 – 30 March 2012
School of Mines, University of Ballarat
> Further details on our 2012 State Conference here