Interview with Tegan Anthes, Museum Advisor

Tegan Anthes is part of our Museum Advisor program, which connects organisations with industry professionals. Tegan uses her expertise in conservation to assist the museums and collecting organisations within the Lithgow Local Government.

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Interview – Mel O’Callaghan – Centre of the Centre

With the Centre of the Centre exhibition tour about to launch at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, we visited Mel O’Callaghan at her studio to discuss her work.

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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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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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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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Interview – Craig Barker, Chau Chak Wing Museum

We recently visited the newly opened Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney and spoke with Craig Barker, Manager of Education and Public Programs.

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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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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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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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Interview – Museum of Human Disease

Located at University of New South Wales in Kensington, the Museum houses over 2,500 diseased human tissues specimens.

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Behind the Scenes with Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

An interview with Myf Thompson about the extensive behind the scenes work undertaken at Batemans Bay Heritage Museum during the COVID-19 closure.

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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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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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Talking about Stones and the Small Museum

We spoke with Sam Leah about the event recently held at the Museum of the Riverina and the complex issue of Indigenous artefacts often found in small museums.

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Interview – Merimbula Old School Museum

On a recent trip to the South Coast, we visited the Merimbula Old School Museum and spoke to their President, Don Bretherton and Curator, Liz Bretherton.

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Interview – Jack Dickenson, Eden Killer Whale Museum

On a recent visit to the south coast, we jumped at the opportunity to call into the Eden Killer Whale Museum and talk to their President, Jack Dickenson.

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Just Not Australian – interviews

With the exhibition Just Not Australian at Artspace, closing at the end of April, we took the opportunity to sit down with curator Talia Linz and artist Tony Albert.

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