#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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New M&G NSW Website Launches

Since late 2020, we have been working on a new design for the website. New features include increased visuals, more accessible text, and an easy-to-use dropdown menu.

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Callout for Museums and Galleries to Add Video Content to a New App – Yesterday Stories

Yesterday Stories is an app that enables people to explore local stories and history on-the-go.

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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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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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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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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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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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Victorian Collections online portal launched

An online trove of Victoria’s cultural and historical collections has been launched, connecting the public with thousands of rare and precious items to collectively tell the story of Victoria.

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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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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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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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Fairfield City Heritage Collection

The brand new website brings together collections relating to the history and heritage of the Fairfield City area. Designed for local history enthusiasts and professional researchers alike, people are now able to browse objects from the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery (FCMG) Collection including historical photographs, oral history recordings and local history resources such as Council Minutes, maps and publications.

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$8 million boost to enhance Australia’s Trove portal

The Federal Government will provide an additional $8 million for the National Library of Australia over the next two years to support the ongoing development of Australia’s digital heritage portal, Trove.

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Complimentary banner ads for digital programs during COVID-19

Due to the recent magnitude of online activity by many museums and galleries throughout the state, M&G NSW is offering free banner ads on our website to promote these activities and send website visits your way.

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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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How the Art Gallery of NSW is bringing its audiences #TogetherInArt

An interview with Deputy Director and Director of Collections Maud Page about the AGNSW's extensive and well-received digital program Together In Art.

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Hawkesbury Museum and Gallery collections go online

The collections of both the Hawkesbury Regional Museum and Hawkesbury Regional Gallery are now accessible online. We spoke to Rebecca Turnbull, acting Gallery and Museum Director about the project and its challenges.

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Regional Galleries transition to online during the lockdown

Across the globe, museums and galleries have raced to deliver more and more online experiences as their physical spaces remain closed. We spoke to three regional gallery directors about their online transition.

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