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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After a $57.5 Million Transformation, the Australian Museum Reopens to the Public

In addition to revealing 3,000sqm of new public space, the Museum announced free general entry for the public and its carbon neutral certification.

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Chau Chak Wing Museum opens

Sydney’s newest museum opens its doors to the public on 18 November.

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Art Gallery of NSW announces revitalisation of historic building as part of Sydney Modern Project transformation 

The upgrades will restore original architectural features of the building, provide more space for art and scholarship, and enhance the visitor experience and sustainable operations.  

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The Western Sydney Powerhouse Community Alliance Launches

On Thursday 8 October, an Alliance of influential Western Sydney organisations and individuals announced their combined support of the Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta.

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Colombian curator José Roca appointed as Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Roca will reduce the environmental impact of the Biennale limiting international travel during the research process by working with a worldwide network of colleagues, (re)producing works locally, and working inter-institutionally to optimise resources.

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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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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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Create NSW calls arts and cultural experts to join Artform Advisory Boards

Create NSW is calling for expressions of interest from leading arts and cultural experts across the State for appointment to the 2020/2021 Artform Advisory Boards.

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New Home for the Australian Railway Historical Society NSW

The new home of the Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW) consolidates its archives, research space, book shop and office inside a newly renovated, light-filled space.

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International Museum Day

On May 18th, museums all around the world will come together to celebrate International Museum Day. This year, the theme is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.

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Gallery, Library, Archive and Museum sector peers gather for #GLAMSLAM20

On Friday 6 March, the Australian Centre for Public History, UTS hosted GLAMSLAM 2020 – “a day for those working in and with Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.”

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The MCA develops online artmaking toolkit for people living with dementia

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia has launched a first-of-its-kind online toolkit specifically designed for individuals living with dementia and their support networks.

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#CapturingClimateChange – be part of the online exhibition

The Australian Museum has launched an online initiative to capture the experiences of climate change that will culminate in an online exhibition.

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Regional Stakeholder Forum 2019 – Online

Video documentation of the 2019 Regional Stakeholder Forum.

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Moreau Kusunoki and Genton announced as designers of the new Powerhouse Parramatta

Following an international design competition with submissions from 74 team, the design collaborators Moreau Kusunoki and Genton received unanimous praise for their bold vision of criss-crossed lines and expansive light-filled spaces.

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Chris Keely appointed Create NSW Executive Director

Chris Keely is a former media and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience spanning arts and cultural policy and television.

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Revised Boards announced for NSW Cultural Institutions

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has confirmed nine new appointments and nine reappointments set to take effect from 2020 across NSW State Cultural Institutions.

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LGNSW Museum Managers meet

Last week we were pleased to partner with Local Government NSW (LGNSW) to host twenty local government employed museum managers for a biannual meeting.

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