Nominations for the 2019 IMAGinE awards are now open!

Celebrate your achievements of the past 12 months. Share how your people and programs have created a richer community and contributed to the extraordinary diversity within the NSW museum and gallery sector. 2018 was our biggest awards yet with both first time nominators and familiar faces among the winners and we are looking forward to promoting an even greater cross section of the sector in 2019.

The 2019 award categories are:

  • Exhibitions Projects
  • Engagement Programs
  • Capacity Building, Capital & Sustainability Programs
  • Individual Achievement
  • The ACHAA Award for Excellence

In 2019 the Capacity Building, Capital & Sustainability Programs subcategories are based on project budget rather than organisational size and the ACHAA Award for Excellence will be awarded this year for outstanding contribution to Aboriginal arts, culture and/or heritage in NSW.

You’ll find more details including guidelines and nomination forms on the IMAGinE awards page.

All nomination forms and support material should be submitted via the M&G NSW website and we are happy to help you with this process.

Nominations close 5pm, Thursday 15 August 2018.

Further info: Dale Maxwell-Smith, Program & Events Coordinator on 02 9252 8300 or email

SAVE THE DATE: Join us for an end of year celebration as we reveal the winners at the awards night on Friday 29 November (6-9pm) at the Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

Don’t forget to book early for your discounted ticket to the IMAGinE awards night. To take up this offer please visit the Humanitix booking site and enter the discount code EARLYBIRD19 before nominations close on the 15th of August. If you experience difficulties please call 02 9339 9914 or email


The IMAGinE awards are an initiative of Museums & Galleries of NSW, developed with support from Australian Museums and Galleries Association (NSW) and Regional and Public Galleries of NSW. 

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