Category: Professional Development


Introducing Julianne Mackay, another of our WA Conferespondents attending MGA2018 Conference in Melbourne. JULIANNE MACKAY I have worked in a variety of travel and events positions, notably 8 years with the Perth International Arts Festival where I was the Travel Manager handing all flights, accommodation and visa arrangements for incoming artists. I’ve worked for a broad range of arts organisations like PICA and Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company as well as STEPS Youth Dance Company, Performing Lines Western Australia and at UWA. I’ve curated a number of individual projects and exhibitions including the annual St Georges Art Show, which I’ve...

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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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