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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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2017 WA State Heritage & History Conference

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Friday, May 12, 2017 [8:00 AM – 6:00 PM] Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia What are the threads that connect places with their past? How does an understanding of history enhance our response to heritage?  What common knowledge and skills support a successful local museum and an Indigenous cultural tourism business?  The WA State Heritage & History Conference aims to explore these and many more connections, intersections and common causes over two days on 11 and 12 May 2017, at the iconic Perth Concert Hall. The conference will bring together...

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Welcome to our new website!

Museums Galleries Australia Western Australia (MGAWA) are excited to share with you our new site – showcasing 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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2016 State Conference: Engaging communities

MAWA 2016 State Conference The 2016 State Conference is back in 2016 and will be held in the Perth Cultural Centre from 12 – 14 October 2016. The overarching theme of the conference is engaging communities and will be exploring creative approaches to planning, working with communities and activating your museum, collection or heritage attraction in innovative ways. There will be speakers and content to appeal to all our members; from the smallest independent collection to the largest state organisations. Speakers Leading international Key Note Speakers from the UK and US will be sharing their experiences with us. We’re excited...

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