Regional Stakeholder Forum 2018 – Online


The annual Regional Stakeholder Forum was held at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science on 23 November 2018.

This annual forum is an opportunity for the regional museums and collections sector to get together, discuss current topics and be inspired by new ideas.

If you couldn’t attend the Forum, or if you’d like to review any of the sessions, they are now available below.

This event is presented by MAAS in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW and Regional Arts NSW.

Regional Stakeholder Forum 2018: Intro and Session 1 Welcome Tristan Sharp, Director Programs & Engagement, MAAS Welcome to country Welcome The Hon Donald Harwin MLC,Minister for the Arts Introduction to program Deborah Vaughan, Regional Program Producer, MAAS Session 1: Heritage, Collections and Stories Collections and stories: developing a model for state-wide digitisation in NSW Dr Kate Gahan, Freelance Historian and Michael Rolfe, CEO Museums & Galleries of NSW

Session 2: Unlikely Bedfellows ‘STEAM the museum: how science,technology, engineering, arts and maths can be used in regional museums’ Samantha Leah, Regional Museums Officer, Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga City Council

Session 3: Challenging Changes
‘Thank goodness for our volunteers!’ Kathryn Pitkin AM, Chair of the Management Committee, National Trust’s Miss Porter’s House, Newcastle
‘From adversity to dreams achieved’ Heather Trevaskis, President of the Lockhart & District Historical Society, Greens Gunyah Museum Lockhart

Session 4: Programming Difference
‘Collection/creation: museum artist-inresidence at Artstate Bathurst’
Adam Deusien, Director of the Arts Program, Artstate Bathurst
‘Engagement of deaf and hard of hearing visitors with museums and galleries’
Emma Williams, Museum Curator, Albury
‘Place the handset to your ear and listen for a dial tone …: co-designed projects with schools’
Karolina Novak, Education Program Producer, MAAS