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Author: Natalie Evans

President’s thoughts on “Agents of Change” MGA2018 Conference

I am still caught up with the elation of the 2018 National Conference for Museums and Galleries Australia held in Melbourne last week.  It provided such a wonderful opportunity to connect with colleagues across the country and focus on important projects and initiatives resonating within the sector. This year we became a part of the North Melbourne city-scape, known for the gritty urban television dramas portrayed across its streets. The conference took place at the Meat Market, an iconic heritage listed building re-imagined as a venue hire space for arts and culture activities. Many of the original cobblestone floors,...

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Convict Tracks of the Victoria District

An exciting new concept, “Convict Tracks of the Victoria District” is to be launched on the weekend of 2 & 3 June 2018. In acknowledgement of the crucial role convicts had in the development of the Midwest, local organisations have worked together to create a drive trail to be called “Convict Tracks of the Victoria District”, which is the region between the Arrowsmith & Murchison Rivers. This trail incorporates exhibitions about convicts at the Irwin District Museum, the Greenough Museum and Gardens, the Old Geraldton Gaol, Lynton Convict Depot and the Chapman Valley Museum. Between 1850 and 1868, 9,721 male...

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WA Conference Correspondents at MGA2018

We’re excited to announce that 14 members from WA received bursaries to attend the Museums Galleries Australia National Conference in Melbourne, 4-7 June this year. They’re going to act as Confe-respondents to be your eyes and ears on the ground. Let me introduce Confe-respondent #6….   jessica winters I moved to Manjimup, Western Australia in 2016 in pursuit of being involved in the big changes happening in regional WA. Originally from Perth, I have an Honours degree in Urban & Regional Planning and spent the first five years of my career working in community housing while concurrently running my own...

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WA Conference Correspondents at MGA2018

We’re excited to announce that 14 members from WA received bursaries to attend the Museums Galleries Australia National Conference in Melbourne, 4-7 June this year. They’re going to act as Confe-respondents to be your eyes and ears on the ground. Let me introduce Confe-respondent #5….   malcolm traill   I have worked at the Museum of the Great Southern in Albany now for almost ten years, but have been involved in the history and heritage industry for much longer, as a librarian and a historian. I am a regular conference-goer. Not only do I enjoy the travel away, but I...

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WA Conference Correspondents at MGA2018

We’re excited to announce that 14 members from WA received bursaries to attend the Museums Galleries Australia National Conference in Melbourne, 4-7 June this year. They’re going to act as Confe-respondents to be your eyes and ears on the ground. Let me introduce Confe-respondent #4….   jessica marantelli   I was born in rural north-west WA and moved around a lot as a child before settling in Perth. I left Australia shortly after turning 18 and moved to Florence, Italy were I completed a BA in Art History and a BA in Fine Art Conservation at Marist University-Lorenzo de Medici...

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