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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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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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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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