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Agents of Change : Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 4 -7 June 2018

Museums Galleries Australia invites you to take part in this significant national conference. Bringing together current and future leaders and decision-makers in museums, galleries and governments from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, the conference will be an outstanding three-day experience for all. The MGA2018 conference will include a full program of speakers, workshops, masterclasses, social activities and extended tours, with multiple opportunities for interaction between delegates and sponsors and for showcasing products and services. We invite you to join us in June 2018 This is the leading opportunity for organisations and supporters to participate in this flagship event...

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SANDSTONE MIDWEST CHAPTER AGM 15TH OCTOBER 2017   The Museums Galleries Australia WA team had so much fun on their recent road trip from Fremantle to Sandstone over the weekend, Friday 13th Oct – Sunday 15th Oct. We hired a van and the six of us bundled in, taking turns at driving the 9 hours(just over 800km drive) to our remote regional Midwest Chapter AGM in Sandstone, WA. I would like to congratulate Margie Lundy for organising the extremely successful meeting where over 17 societies turned up with a quorum of 36 people (not including the apologies from 4 who unfortunately broke down in Mt Magnet, only 155kms out of town). These included Morawa Historical Society ( with the help of their Shire have been able to paint their Old Gaol & Rio donated a windmill and permission to erect another); WAM of Geraldton ( Creative Spaces NACC travelling exhibition, Yamatji interviews are available, the cruise ships coming into Geraldton are having a positive impact on the town and museum, Royalties for Regions program review is coming); Northampton Historical Society; New Norcia Benedictine Community ( there is a written articles about New Norcia in the Chimes newsletter, WA Quilters and Embroiderers Tour is ongoing, & a New Museum Advisory Committee headed by Ian McLeod); Museums Galleries Australia WA; WAM- Remembering Them; Carnamah Historical Society ( Production of the Almanac digitisation project, visit...

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MGAWA and the WA Museum: share, reuse & recycle

MGAWA and the WA Museum: share, reuse & recycle MGAWA Free-cycle is a free service helping WA museums to share, reuse & recycle. Museums Galleries Australia WA and the Western Australian Museum have been ‘free-cycling’ old display cases, cabinets, tables, mini fridges you name it in an attempt to reduce the amount going into landfill and give small and regional museums a chance to pick up some fantastic museum pieces. We’ve run 3 rounds of the program in 2017 and had a huge response, from as far away as the Upper Gascoyne, Katanning, Cunderdin, York, Northam, Dowerin, Boddington, Kojonup and Guildford. The Museum of Natural History in Guildford, now has a display case of their  taxidermist work and the Cunderdin Museum was able to recycle this comfortable chair (pictured), already been reclaimed by the office cat. Keep an eye out for more emails to see if you can reuse and recycle any items up for...

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Welcome to Our New Committee   At the conclusion of the advertised nominations period, the submitted nominations either did not exceed the number of vacancies available or were the only nomination received for the appointment. An election therefore was not required. Members are accordingly advised that the Museums Galleries Australia Western Australia Committee for 2017/18 will therefore be as follows. President                  Soula Veyradier        Commencing two year term until 2019 Vice President         Jane King                    Completing two year term in 2018 Treasurer                 Being Sourced Secretary                  Not required              By General Meeting resolution in 2013 Committee Members Emma Banks                                Completing two year term in 2018 Christen Bell                                 Commencing two year term until 2019 Ana Doria Buchan                       Commencing two year term until 2019 AiLin Chen-Van Leeuwen           Commencing two year term until 2019 Rikki Clarke                                   Commencing two year term until 2019 Tanya Edwards                            Commencing two...

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