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Author: Natalie Evans

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 #2…. toni church I am a PhD candidate and sessional academic at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. After working and volunteering with Western Australian Museum, National Trust of Western Australia, National Anzac Centre and Sydney Living Museums, I began a creative PhD project in 2016 combining my passions for Australian and women’s histories with...

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Volunteers.

It is well known that the GLAM sector is supported, and in many cases entirely run by, teams upon teams of volunteers. In the 2016 MGAWA “Value of Museums” survey, 88 museums reported over 72,000 volunteer hours were contributed that year. That’s a monetary value of approximately $1,801,800, but what does that look like for one individual? One man’s time. George Fowler is a member of the Carnamah Historical Society and at the recent Mid West Chapter meeting, he reported that he alone had volunteered over 900 hours for the Society in 2017. That’s just under half the average 9-5...

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POSITIONS VACANT AT MGAWA

Museums Galleries Australia Western Australia (MGAWA) is restructuring its staff team to optimally meet the needs of a newly funded regional training initiative. A new 0.6 FTE position of Executive Officer supported by a 0.4 FTE position of Office Coordinator will commence as soon as practical after 1 July 2018. The new staff team will work with the MGAWA Committee to deliver a comprehensive supporting program to the collections sector across Western Australia. Applications are now being accepted for these appointments with a closing date of 31 May 2018. Current MGAWA staff are eligible to apply for these positions. As...

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MGA2018 CONFERESPONDENT

Introducing Julianne Mackay, another of our WA Conferespondents attending MGA2018 Conference in Melbourne. JULIANNE MACKAY I have worked in a variety of travel and events positions, notably 8 years with the Perth International Arts Festival where I was the Travel Manager handing all flights, accommodation and visa arrangements for incoming artists. I’ve worked for a broad range of arts organisations like PICA and Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company as well as STEPS Youth Dance Company, Performing Lines Western Australia and at UWA. I’ve curated a number of individual projects and exhibitions including the annual St Georges Art Show, which I’ve...

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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. “Agents of Change” is the theme and the program looks full to the brim with great speakers, regional and community days, tours, and national network meetings.  It can be a challenge to get to the National Conference each year so this year we’re bringing the conference to you. Some of our bursary recipients have agreed to be our Conference Correspondents! Conference Correspondents are going to be sharing their expectations, experiences and learning from MGA2018 via this blog and our Facebook page so you can experience the conference through their eyes. Over the next few weeks we’ll introduce our correspondents and what they’re most looking forward to at MGA2018. In the meantime, if you want to hear what they have to say, make sure you subscribe to this blog, follow our Twitter profile (they’re going to be live tweeting) and have liked our Facebook page. You won’t want to miss a thing. Let me introduce our first WA Conf-erespondent. curtis mckinley “My background is a front of house and a back of house volunteer at the WA Museum since 2011. I was also formally a research volunteer at the Armadale Local History Museum in 2016-2017. I am also currently a volunteer archivist at the Museum of Perth. I...

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