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President’s Message

In the first quarter 2017 has been a year of opportunities and challenges for the sector and the second quarter seems to be starting out the same way. Our trading name of Museums Galleries Australia is bedding down as the organisation seeks to better define its role with not everyone understanding the intended inclusive definition of museum which includes galleries. Certainly in times of funding constraint all streams of the collecting sector are concerned that programs and benefits are inclusive. Museums Galleries Australia continues to advocate for the strength of a single voice. As a peak body within the...

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reCollections: An Online Learning Program AND a Fantabulous Reference Resource

reCollections is the name of two different and fantastic resources! reCollections is once a six-volume Australian publication about caring for a wide range of collection materials, developed by Artlab and Australian conservators for the Heritage Collections Council. It includes information about collection storage, display and handling and a glossary. Find it at The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material: Visit the reCollections reference publication The name is also given to an online learning program you may find useful: The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, of the University of Melbourne, offers online conservation education programs and a forum....

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Welcome to our new website!

Museums Galleries Australia Western Australia (MGAWA) are excited to share with you our new site Рshowcasing Western Australian museums, galleries and collections. In WA you may be surprised to find that there are over 400 museums, galleries and heritage sites! Explore them here as we continue to upload them and feel free to contact us to share your stories, images and recommendations. If you are a museum (or working / studying in the sector) and would like to blog with us, please let us know. We are currently extending a welcome to guest bloggers! Find our contact details here and if you have any feedback we look forward to hearing from...

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