Interview with Rachel Arndt, Gallery Programs & Touring Exhibitions Manager (2010-2021)

During her tenure, Rachel has produced over 40 touring exhibitions, bringing the works of hundreds of contemporary artists to millions across Australia. We asked Rachel to reflect on the past 11 years before she departs for her new chapter.

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First Nations artists have a new home in Bourke

Bourke First Nations visual artists are flourishing with the opening of a new gallery supported by Muda Aboriginal Corporation.

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Interview with Anita Kumar, CEO of Early Start Discovery Space

Early Start Discovery Space, located at the University of Wollongong, is one of only a handful of museums in Australia dedicated to young audiences, and is the only one in the world based on a university campus. We interviewed CEO Anita Kumar to learn more.

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Six Regional NSW Hubs Funded to bring Collections to Life

Six regional areas across the State will have their collections digitally brought to life with funding, made available under the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund.

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Gallery Grants – now open

Museums & Galleries of NSW gallery grants are now open to NSW public galleries. Funding is available for newly developed exhibitions through the Dobell Exhibition Grant and support for audience engagement activities is offered through the Audience Development Fund.

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The National Trust Heritage Awards 2021 – Deadline Extended

The award celebrates outstanding practice in the field of heritage and is now in its 27th year.

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2020 Project Development and Small Grants Recipients Announced

M&G NSW would like to congratulate the successful applicants for our Project Development Grants and the second round of the Volunteer Museum Small Grants for 2020.

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Free Gallery Seating from the Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of NSW has two wooden benches on offer for free. The benches were previously used in the Asian Galleries as seating for the public. 

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Free Display Cases Available from the Australian Army Museum of NSW, Victoria Barracks

The Australian Army Museum of NSW has an array of showcases on offer for free. The showcases, which include a variety of free-standing displays of various heights and dimensions, were previously used at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park.

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Welcome message from our new CEO – Brett Adlington

An introductory welcome message from our incoming CEO, Brett Adlington.

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Shoalhaven Regional Gallery launches online collection

This new resource offers an opportunity to explore the nearly 1,000 works held by the council and discover treasures of the Gallery storeroom.

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Museums as Sites of Civil Society: Survey of cultural institutions

Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Museum and Heritage Studies program are undertaking a survey of small to medium museums and galleries as part of the ongoing Museums as Sites of Civil Society project.

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Community Heritage Grants – now open

Provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as museums, galleries, libraries, archives, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups.

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Training in Mukurtu for ACHAA

Members of the Aboriginal Culture, Heritage & Arts Association are at the half way point in a series of online training workshops in Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) the open source Content Management System built with First Nations communities in mind.

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The Regional and Public Galleries Association of NSW elects a new Executive Committee

Members of RPG NSW recently met to elect a new Executive Committee.

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Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program – now open

Travel and professional development opportunities for people who work or volunteer in the small-to-medium museums and galleries.

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M&G NSW’s Let’s Get Digital project receives funding from Create NSW

M&G NSW is pleased to announce that we have received funding from Create NSW, as part of their Arts Restart scheme, to undertake a new project: Let’s Get Digital. The project will fund 15 new digital projects at museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

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Insights into the Tarella Collection with Curator Linsi Braith

Situated in Wentworth Falls, Tarella Cottage was originally built in 1890 as a holiday cottage, and now serves as a museum and research centre for the Blue Mountains Historical Society. We interviewed curator Linsi Braith to find out more about the museum and its collection.

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Oaks Historical Society receive Australia Day award for Local Community Group of the Year

The Oaks Historical Society recently received the Australia Day Local Community Group of the Year award for their School Education Program. We spoke to Bev Batros, who coordinates the program.

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Cleverman at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, interview with Alison Williams

Summer blockbusters are a staple of major institutions and even some regional centres. So why shouldn’t Aboriginal Cultural Centres get in on the act too? Steve Miller asked Wadjar Creative Director Alison Williams of Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre what happened when she decided to stage Cleverman, based on the popular ABC-TV series.

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