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Nina Frichot’s thoughts on “Agents of Change” MGA2018 Conference

Between the 4 and 7 June 2018, Melbourne hosted the 17th annual Museums Galleries Australia conference at the historic North Melbourne Meat Markets. The #MGAConf2018 was attended by 400+ delegates from around Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region and some fascinating international key note speakers, with an incredible 24 WA delegates attending. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Agents of Change’ and they certainly delivered, hosting an environmentally friendly conference thoughtfully put together to help preserve our history, present and future with hessian conference bags, a keep cup for our warm beverages, seeded recycled name badges that...

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Sobering Statistics from the MGA Indigenous Roadmaps Audit

MGA Indigenous Roadmap Audit A must read for the cultural sector with some sobering statistics. Only 21% of organisations have a RAP; 35% have no policy to manage Indigenous cultural material; & 67% don’t have an Indigenous board member. Clearly a role for us all to play in driving forward & supporting change. Museums Galleries Australia (MGA) is a peak advocacy body committed to protecting and promoting Australia’s arts, culture and heritage. At a national, state, regional and community level, MGA represents a wide and diverse range of; museums, galleries, historic sites, research organisations, art and cultural centres across...

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MGAWA Mid West Chapter Meeting coming up in Geraldton

MGAWA Mid West Chapter Meeting coming up in Geraldton PLEASE KEEP THIS DATE FREE: SATURDAY 21st APRIL 2018 Times will be confirmed closer to the date The venue will be BIRDWOOD HOUSE (RSL) GERALDTON Hosted by GERALDTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. During morning tea & Registrations there should be time to view the MILITARY MUSEUM which is displayed in Birdwood House. After the meeting, lunch etc. we will be visiting MONS. HAWES HERITAGE CENTRE as well as SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER CATHEDRAL. Should be a full on and very interesting day. FULL INFORMATION FORTHCOMING WHEN ALL DETAILS ARE FINALISED. In the meantime...

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What is the value of Museums in Western Australia?

The 2016 Museums Galleries Australia WA survey was completed by 155 Museums of 483 museums in Western Australia and thus a return rate of 32% was achieved. Museums are educational, trusted, beloved and economic assets to communities everywhere. Museums support thousands of jobs and contributing to the Australian economy. From just 88 Museums volunteers have dedicated over 72,000 hours pa of their time, a monetary value of up to $2million! Museums welcome millions of visitors every year in WA alone. They are there for everyone from childhood to grandparents, students and educators, tourists from all over the world. Museums...

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Lisa Reihana: Emissaries – Curator’s Talk and Networking Event

Museums Galleries Australia WA and John Curtin Gallery held a curator’s talk and networking event last night show casing the stunning works by Lisa Reihana, which was show cased in the Venice Biennale last year,  in Pursuit of Venus. Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus is a two-channel, live-action video that is inspired by the colonial nineteenth century panoramic wallpaper, Les Sauvages de la exploration but Du Mer Pacifique (1804–05), produced by entrepreneur Joseph Dufour in Neoclassical France. Les Sauvages draws upon journal accounts of Pacific voyages of efour and his team harvested information from different historical sources and relocated the bodies into a fictional Tahitian landscape, removing...

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