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TELLING OUR STORIES: PARTNERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

TELLING OUR STORIES: PARTNERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM If you work in the arts, heritage and culture sector ART ON THE MOVE and Museums Galleries Australia WA are combining their collective and extensive skills to offer you a two day intensive professional development program. The training will explore curating, preparing, presenting and interpreting an exhibition, be it artistic or historic. Roebourne Dates: Thursday and Friday, September 28 – 29, 2017 Venue: Ngurin Pilbara Aboriginal Centre, Roe Street, Roebourne WA (opposite the old Victoria Hotel) Time: 8.30am – 5pm daily Cost: $240.00* includes refreshments and lunch *Individuals requiring financial assistance will be considered on...

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Museums Galleries Australia Indigenous Roadmap

The MGA Indigenous Roadmap project is an initiative by Museums Galleries Australia to facilitate discussion on how best to advance the participation and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in museums and galleries. Indigenous peoples are integral to a greater understanding of Australian history, art and culture. Museums and galleries offer a space where authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, art and culture can be considered, reviewed, analysed, re-assessed and ultimately understood. Museums and galleries also open up discussion around Indigenous history and heritage. A closer relationship between Indigenous peoples and the museums and galleries sector will...

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Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual

Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual Our state museum has created a very useful new resource! Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual is an online resource developed for smaller organisations and private collectors. A series of 12 instructional videos and an updated version of the bestselling book Conservation and Care of Collections provides information on general conservation techniques. This resource acts as a practical guideline. Remember to always contact a professional conservator when dealing with objects of particular concern. Find resource...

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Links and Resources

Links and Resources NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES Are you looking for a comprehensive list of resources on museum practice? The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries contains links to many resources on best practice. Areas covered include: Managing the Museum Involving People Developing a Significant Collection   THE BURRA CHARTER How can we ensure that a heritage place is cared for properly? How can it be handed on to future generations in a way that retains the values which make it important to us? The Burra Charter defines the basic principles and procedures to be followed in...

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The WA Collections Sector Working Group (WACSWG)

THE WA COLLECTIONS SECTOR WORKING GROUP (WACSWG) The journey so far and the next steps   What is the WACSWG?  The Collections Sector Working Group (CSWG) held its first meeting on 19 July 2016.  The purpose of the Working Group is to respond to a series of structural and funding changes in the collections sector and consider how to meet the highest strategic priorities of the sector. Who is it?  The CSWG comprises membership from the WA Museum, State Library of WA, Art Gallery of WA, State Records Office, National Trust WA, Australian Society of Archivists, Museums Galleries Australia WA, Art on the Move, Australian Library and Information Association and the WA Local Government Association, and represents all four collecting domains (ie: GLAM). It is chaired by Alec Coles, CEO of the WA Museum at the request of the Director General of the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA).  Key management support is provided by Roz Lipscombe of the DCA. What is it doing?  As a result of extensive consultation across all four collecting domains, the CSWG has identified three strategic priorities for development and for which it will seek support.  Not surprisingly, all three are interrelated.   Three Strategic Priorities A Digital platform for the collections sector  The need for a searchable digital platform for all WA collections is widely recognised and acknowledged: making collections discoverable, integrating...

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