#MuseumWeek 2021

#MuseumWeek 2021 is a worldwide cultural event that takes place on twitter from 7 to 13 June, bringing together cultural institutions from all over the world based on the theme of creativity.

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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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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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Maintaining COVID-19 Best Practices

As almost a whole year has passed since the first COVID-19 cases were identified in Australia, people may be feeling complacent. However, it's important that museums and galleries continue to lead by example by maintaining best practices.

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Audience Development Fund recipients for 2020

We are pleased to announce the funding of five projects targeting and developing new audiences, through the Audience Development Fund.

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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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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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Australian Public Galleries Snapshot

A new report launched by the National Public Galleries Alliance reminds us of the vital role that public galleries play in Australia.

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Covid-19 sector survey

Museums & Galleries of NSW is conducting a survey of museums, galleries and Aboriginal Cultural Centres within the state to ascertain the economic and operational effects that the shutdown and continued restrictions are having.

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Museums and Galleries Re-Open After COVID-19 Closures

What were some of the difficulties and challenges re-opening after the lockdown, we spoke to a range of museums and galleries about their experience.

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Make Music Day 2020 – Gallery and Museum Activations in NSW

This year, Create NSW is looking to partner with museums and galleries across NSW to celebrate Make Music Day.

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Creative Kids program goes digital

Eligible Creative Kids providers will be able to access up to $5,000 in digital adaptation grants to help them offer creative learning activities online thanks to a $1 million injection.

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The Overwintering Project at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Community involvement and inspired programming create an inventive story of engagement.

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Audio Description Initiatives at UTS Gallery

An interview with UTS Gallery Assistant Curator Eleanor Zeichner about the gallery's initiatives to implement accessible audio descriptions and audio-descriptive tours.

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Engaging with the void

In conjunction with UTS Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, M&G NSW is currently touring Void to eight locations across the country that will engage with the philosophy of the void explored by curator Emily McDaniel and the artists in this show by creating spaces for conversation and opportunities for education.

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Domestic Arts Tourism – Connecting the Country

The latest Australia Council research report finds that arts tourists are high-value tourists: they travel further, stay longer and spend more than domestic tourists overall.

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Electorate Profiles updated

The Australia Council has updated its interactive online resource which brings together research on arts engagement, employment and ticketing trends in each of Australia’s 151 federal electorates.

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Cultural Mediation in Practice

Industry leaders and artists converged to workshop the newest forms of engaging audiences in creative and meaningful ways.

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MCA report – impact of GENEXT program on young people

By Young People, for Young People: A report on the impact of GENEXT at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia.

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