The Regional Program run by the Museum of Applied Art & Sciences engages with regional NSW communities, reaching audiences across digital and physical means through public programming, co-productions, festivals and partnerships.
The Regional Program includes presentations, workshops, video conferencing and initiatives that support regional NSW collecting organisations and communities.
Available programs include:
Designing Regions: In Conversation Video Conference Series
A series of video conference interviews aimed at providing regional creative industry tertiary students with access to contemporary design/art practitioners through an interview and conversation format. The program facilitates engagement in design practice, growing regional design expertise.
How to Manage your Collection Induction
Three-day Inductions are designed for volunteers from regional museums and galleries with limited experience in collection management. Participants gain a basic understanding of the way objects in a large collecting institution are registered, conserved, stored and documented.
Two placements are awarded annually through a competitive selection process. Successful applicants receive a three-day living allowance subsidised by MAAS.
How to Conserve your Collection Workshop
Introductory conservation workshops are designed for regional collecting organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public.
Workshops are partially subsidised by MAAS. A fee applies and application is through a competitive process. They are delivered by a MAAS conservator at a regional location.
How to Curate your Collection Workshop
A one-day curator workshop/site visit is designed for regional organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public. The workshop/site visit is for organisations that need help with basic skills in developing exhibitions, identifying significant objects and writing statements of significance.
A fee applies for a curator workshop/site visit, which is partially subsidised by MAAS and available through a competitive selection process. They are delivered by a MAAS curator at a regional location.
How to Program for your Collection Workshop
A one-day introductory workshop designed for regional organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public and delivered by a MAAS program producer at a regional location. The workshop/site visit is suitable for organisations that need help with basic skills in developing programs to accompany exhibitions.