Chau Chak Wing Museum opens

Sydney’s newest museum opens its doors to the public on 18 November.

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Welcome Marian Simpson

We are very pleased to welcome Marian Simpson to the M&G NSW team! Marian will be working as Gallery Programs and Touring Exhibitions Coordinator whilst Olivia Welch is on maternity leave.

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Powerhouse Parramatta Project Update

Infrastructure NSW has now reviewed all submissions received for the State Significant Development Application.  

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Art Gallery of NSW announces revitalisation of historic building as part of Sydney Modern Project transformation 

The upgrades will restore original architectural features of the building, provide more space for art and scholarship, and enhance the visitor experience and sustainable operations.  

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2020 Small Grants Round 1 Recipients Announced

Museums & Galleries of NSW would like to congratulate all the successful applicants in the first round of the Volunteer Museum Small Grants for 2020.

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The Western Sydney Powerhouse Community Alliance Launches

On Thursday 8 October, an Alliance of influential Western Sydney organisations and individuals announced their combined support of the Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta.

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Small Town Queer exhibition celebrates diversity in the Tweed

Tweed Regional Museum is launching its first digital exhibition and collections project that explores the rich tapestry of Tweed's LGBTQIA+ history from the early 1900s to the present.

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Create NSW Rescue & Restart Package

Support for volunteer run community museums and galleries facing COVID-related hardship is available through the Create NSW Rescue & Restart Package.

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Safe COVID Cleaning for Collections – Webinar

Museum & Galleries of NSW partnered with International Conservation Services and Sydney Living Museums to present a webinar on the importance and risks of COVID cleaning. The expert conservation presenters covered how to approach regular and, if necessary, deep cleans of historic properties and collections.

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Two New Touring Exhibitions Hit the Road

M&G NSW is pleased to report that two new exhibitions - Just Not Australian and Material Sound - have started their touring programs. After many months of COVID-related gallery closures, rescheduling and logistical challenges, we are particularly proud to be able to bring high quality and thought-provoking art to regional areas across NSW and beyond.

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Colombian curator José Roca appointed as Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Roca will reduce the environmental impact of the Biennale limiting international travel during the research process by working with a worldwide network of colleagues, (re)producing works locally, and working inter-institutionally to optimise resources.

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Powerhouse Ultimo: Community Consultation

The Powerhouse Museum is calling on the community to have its voice heard in planning for the renewal of Powerhouse Ultimo.

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Getting Hot & Heavy at the Museum of the Riverina

The Museum of the Riverina collection research has taken the humble iron and made it the star of its new exhibition, Hot and Heavy.

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Exhibition display cases, props and equipment give away

The Australian Tennis Museum has a number of display cases, mannequins, props and exhibition display equipment to give away. 

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The Regenerate Project and Toolkit from Orange Regional Museum & Orange Regional Gallery

Delivered during COVID-19 restrictions, Regenerate was a communal creative exploration of how Australia’s bushland responds to fire. The accompanying Regenerate Toolkit was also developed to enable other public museums and galleries to create their own iterations of Regenerate.

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National Benchmarking – Public Galleries Survey

Museums & Galleries of NSW is partnering with National Public Galleries Alliance members in a major survey of public galleries nationally.

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Ask A Curator Day

Ask a Curator Day is a worldwide social media Q&A with a variety of participating museums and galleries, taking place on September 16 2020.

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Engaging with Museums, Galleries and Keeping Places in the Time of Social Distancing

Although most museums, galleries and Aboriginal keeping places are now closed due to COVID-19, there are still many ways to engage with them. Here is a list of online resources and activities to keep your cultural curiosity piqued. Last updated 14 August

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Free Prism Showcases from the State Library

The State Library of NSW is offering seven new prism showcases to a new home.

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Create NSW calls arts and cultural experts to join Artform Advisory Boards

Create NSW is calling for expressions of interest from leading arts and cultural experts across the State for appointment to the 2020/2021 Artform Advisory Boards.

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