Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 2018

4 - 7 June 2018

Museums Galleries Australia invites you to take part in this significant national conference. Bringing together current and future leaders and decision-makers in museums, galleries and governments from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, the conference will be an outstanding three-day experience for all.

The MGA2018 conference will include a full program of speakers, workshops, masterclasses, social activities and extended tours, with multiple opportunities for interaction between delegates and sponsors and for showcasing products and services.

The Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 2018 will be held in Melbourne from 4 to 7 June at the historical Meat Market.

The theme for the 2018 conference is ‘Agents of Change’.

Sub-themes include:

  • Breaking down barriers
    Including issues of diversity, gender, race, privilege, equity, and social justice, and telling difficult stories.

  • Making connections
    Including the distinction between art and science, metro and regional, the relationship between the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

  • Places of engagement
    Including ways in which museums and galleries address climate change, discrimination, and fact versus opinion.

  • Championing innovation
    Including new ways to manage and display collections, new curatorial techniques, digital museums and galleries, and thinking differently about professional development.


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Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW
(M&G NSW) provides programs and services improving the visitor experience in small to medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

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