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Alan Sisley Memorial Fellowship 2017 recipient announced

RPG NSW has announced Curator, Ingrid Hedgcock of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre as the 2017 fellowship recipient.

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MAAS extend the closing date for Regional Programs

Designed to support regional organisations, applications now close on 15 November 2017.

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IMAGinE awards 2017

We are busy preparing for the 2017 Imagine Awards night on 10 November with tickets now on sale. 

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State Library to begin work on new galleries and learning centre

The $15 million transformation of the State Library’s historic Mitchell building is about to get underway.

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Meet our Regional Museum Advisors: Kim Biggs

Find out more about our Museum Advisors and their work across NSW.

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M&G NSW supports same-sex marriage

M&G NSW believes the sector has a duty to back up its audience embrace of everyone and that's why we publicly support the same-sex marriage proposal.

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Farewell Margot Stuart

Our best wishes for Margot as she moves on from her role at M&G NSW.

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Meet our Regional Museum Advisors: John Petersen

Find out more about our Museum Advisors and their work across NSW.

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NAVA announces Esther Anatolitis as its next Executive Director

Esther’s experience, profile and intellect makes her ideal to lead NAVA through its next chapter.

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ArtChat 2017 presentations

Video documentation of the presentations from ArtChat 2017.

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MAAS regional workshops

Applications for the 2018 MAAS Regional Program close 6 September 2017.

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Ask A Curator Day

Ask a Curator Day is a worldwide Twitter Q&A with a variety of participating museums and galleries, taking place on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

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The Australian Centre for Photography appoints a new curator

The ACP has announced the appointment of Dr. Allison Holland as Curator.

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SHOWCASE: Angelica Mesiti

We talk to Angelica Mesiti about her exhibition currently touring nationally.

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Free Showcases on offer

The State Library of NSW has a number of showcases to give away.

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Interview - Andrew Frost, Curator, Another Green World

Another Green World: The Landscape of the 21st Century surveys art of the landscape in the contemporary era by female contemporary artists both emerging and established.

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Internships available at Sydney Living Museums

Interested in a career in the museum sector? Sydney Living Museums’ latest internships are now open for applications.

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Artstate Lismore, first speakers & preliminary program announced

A four-day event aiming to build conversations, partnerships and opportunities for regional artists and arts organisations.

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2016 IMAGinE Awards Highly Commended Profile: Adopt an Artwork program, New England Regional Art Museum

With nominations for the IMAGinE awards closing tomorrow, we revisit one of last year’s highly commended programs.

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Interview - David Griggs

We spoke to David Griggs about his survey exhibition BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, currently at Campbelltown Arts Centre before touring nationally. 

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Meet our Regional Museum Advisors: Lynn Collins

Find out more about our Museum Advisors and their work across NSW.

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Expressions of Interest are now open for the Australia Council Leadership Programs

These programs provide a platform for arts leaders to develop leadership capabilities to support a sustainable, resilient and vibrant sector. 

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Collaborations and Partnerships

Towards new curatorial models and modes of working, an event presented by Regional and Public Galleries NSW, and supported by Mosman Art Gallery and Museums and Galleries of NSW.

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Regional Cultural Fund - training available

Create NSW are offering training to assist individuals and organisations to complete their applications. 

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The Open Palace Programme

A unique 20-day hands-on experiences for students and emergent professionals, that take you behind the scenes in some of the UK's finest palaces and heritage sites.

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Meet our newest team member

Imogen Dixon-Smith has taken over the role of Gallery Programs and Touring Exhibitions Coordinator.

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Arts Fundraising Mentorships

A new mentoring program offers an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced arts fundraiser.

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2016 IMAGinE Awards Winner Profile: Peter Kierath, Narromine Aviation Museum

With the IMAGinE Awards nominations closing soon, we profile the 2016 award winner for Individual Achievement Peter Kierath, Narromine Aviation Museum.

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Community and Culture: LGNSW research into Arts, Culture and Heritage

A qualitative study undertaken by LGNSW which identifies how councils deliver arts, culture and heritage services.

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Regional Cultural Fund guidelines announced

Expressions of Interest are now open for funding through the NSW Government's new Regional Cultural Fund.

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Interview with Michael Harvey, visitor experience lead on Action Stations

With the IMAGinE awards nominations closing in a little under a month, we are profiling 2016 award winners Australian National Maritime Museum about the exhibition project Action Stations.

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The new MAAS Museum public consultation

Community consultation is an important element of the business case being developed and you are invited to be part of the conversation.

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ArtChat 2017

The fifth of this annual series, ArtChat will this year feature a line-up of established and emerging independent curators who are all working within contemporary practice. 

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MAAS - Reconcilliation Action Plan

Dolla Merrillees, Director, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and Marcus Hughes, Indigenous Programs Producer, MAAS, discuss their recently launched Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Protocol (ICIP) and the new Elders in Residence Program.

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Presenting contemporary Filipino art across Sydney

The Bayanihan Philippine Art Project is one of the most significant explorations of Filipino art ever presented in Australia.

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M&G NSW is calling for a Panel of Peers

We are seeking expressions of interest from across the museum and gallery sector from individuals wanting to join our Register of Peers.

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The Standards Review Program for 2017 is underway!

An update on this year's Standards Review Committee and Standards Review Program.

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IMAGinE awards are open

Nominations for the 2017 IMAGinE awards are officially open!

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Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program 2017 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program recipients!

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Register a History Week event

Time is running out to register your event for History Week 2017:

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Tongarra Museum develops a touring App

Tread Shellharbour aims to share the local history and heritage with the community as well as encouraging visitors to explore the region. 

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Interview- Joni Taylor, Curator, The Long Paddock

The Long Paddock explores the history and the future of the Travelling Stock Routes network. This vast system of shared regional trails has inspired artists from across the country to respond with video, sculptural and sound installations.

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SHOWCASE: Justene Williams

We talk to Justene Williams about her exhibition currently touring nationally.

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Interview - Samantha Friend, President, Bathurst District Historical Society Museum

We dropped into the Bathurst District Historical Society Museum and asked about the history, collection, archive and challenges ahead.

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Farewell Madeleine Brady

We wish Maddie all the best as she moves on from her role at M&G NSW.

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Bundanon Trust reveal a Masterplan design for Riversdale property

The Masterplan design includes a creative learning centre, a contemporary visitor hub, accommodation and a contemporary art gallery – partially buried into the landscape.

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Talking Machines launch

A large crowd recently gathered for the launch of Talking Machines at Wagga’s Museum of the Riverina.

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Interview - Janelle Middleton, Acting Museums Manager, Bathurst Regional Council

While in Bathurst to deliver the Access to Funding workshop recently, we took the opportunity sit down with Janelle Middleton, Acting Museums Manager of the three council managed museums in the area.

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Biennale of Sydney appoints a new Director and CEO

The Biennale of Sydney has announced the appointment of Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker as their new Director and Chief Executive Officer.

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Create NSW regional roadshow

Create NSW are bringing funding information sessions to regional NSW.

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MAAS releases a new online collection website

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences has launched its latest state of the art online collection website.

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Change of Leadership for NAVA

After twenty-two years, Tamara Winikoff has announced her resignation as Executive Director of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

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Talking Machines - the machines that transformed Australia, brought to life.

The two-year project to capture the Riverina region’s rural past from 11 Museums is now complete!

 

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National Trust Heritage Awards 2017 winners

Congratulations to all winners and highly commendeds

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Goulburn Regional Art Gallery appoints a new Director

Goulburn Mulwaree Council has announced the appointment of Gina Mobayed as the new Director of Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

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ACHAA exhibition hits the road

From our place: an exhibition from NSW Aboriginal cultural centres starts its NSW tour this month.

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Trove Roadshow in NSW

The Trove Roadshow will be heading to NSW and the ACT in May.

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New museum for Western Sydney

Register your interest to be involved in the consultation process for a new arts and cultural facility in Western Sydney.

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International Museum Day 2017

The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18 May 2017.

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Engaging Art kicks off

Our new Engaging Art initiative has launched with an intensive two-day workshop.

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Crunching the numbers on touring

It's aquittal time and we've been looking back on some of our achievements and challenges of the last five years.

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Announcing the Australia Council Arts Governance Program

A national opportunity for arts organisations to enhance their governance practices through a program tailored specifically to the arts.

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The Five Feisty and Fabulous Film Project

Offers filmmakers who identify as living with disability the opportunity to undertake a digital film workshop program. 

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Champagne Cracked on the Bow

Friends of Orange Regional Museum launched.

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MAAS Regional Program

Includes presentations, workshops, video conferencing and initiatives that support regional NSW collecting organisations and communities.

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Australian Heritage Festival

Communities across NSW are invited to share their stories and recognise the many narratives that have shaped NSW.

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Alan Sisley Memorial Award

An opportunity for a NSW gallery worker to undertake a period of research or study to develop a project or program beneficial to their organisation.

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Host a Speaker

The History Council of NSW is expanding its Speaker Connect program and is now offering its member organisations in Sydney and regional NSW the opportunity to host speakers.

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Australia Council: Information Session for Western Sydney

Western Sydney artists, groups and collectives are invited to attend a grants information session at Blacktown Arts Centre.

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Gallery Grants now open

Supporting the development of innovative curated visual art exhibitions in regional NSW galleries and assistance for galleries to target and develop new audiences.

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SHOWCASE: Louise Weaver

We talk to artist Louise Weaver about her work and the touring exhibition Soft Core.

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Apply for regional and rural NSW events funding

The NSW Government’s Incubator Event Fund supports organisers of new and emerging rural and regional events. 

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A Cultural Plan for Parramatta

A new cultural discussion paper and plan that sets out a roadmap for Parramatta to strengthen the cultural and social fabric of the region. 

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Launch of Di'van | A Journal of Accounts - Art, Culture, Theory

Conceived to offer critical interpretations of contemporary visual art and its broader art historical, theoretical and socio-political contexts.

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National Library of Australia - Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and Scholarships for established and emerging researchers, practising writers and creative artists, and younger scholars.

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Access to Funding 2017

Successfully obtaining funds for your museum or gallery requires knowledge and creativity.

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Internships at the Art Gallery of NSW

Internships in conservation, curation, learning and participation and installation art research.

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The economics of Australia’s small-to-medium visual arts sector

Australia’s small to medium visual arts organisations are expected to do about double the work for less than half the funding, according to a new research report launched by NAVA.

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Cementa 17

More than 60 artists will make, exhibit and perform works throughout 20 venues across the town of Kandos and beyond.

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New on the National Exhibition Register

The National Exhibition Register is bigger, better, online and on demand.

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Want to learn more about First Nations arts?

Call for Expressions of Interest to join a delegation to the 2017 YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival.

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Join the NSW Regional Science Hubs network

Inspiring Australia would like to establish more Science Hubs across the state and welcomes interest from the museums and galleries sector, with funding to support it.

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Bringing it everywhere, all the time

Do we need to change how we think about art/culture in regional and metropolitan NSW

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Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program - now open

Provides professional development opportunities for everybody working in the museum and gallery sector.

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Museums Association publishes a Manifesto for Tolerance and Inclusion

A statement on ethical values and practical actions for museums in a changing political landscape.

 

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Museum of the South East website launches

MoSE is an online collection of significant artefacts from the collections and museums of the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Monaro local government areas.

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Call for papers - Oral History Australia 2017 Conference

The organising committee invites you to submit your abstract to be considered for inclusion in the conference.

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Interview - Jenny Cheeseman, Director, Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. 

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Volunteer Museum Grants are open

M&G NSW is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for three grants from the Volunteer Museum Grant Program.

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Free offer for Regional Galleries– MOVE: Video art in schools

Kaldor Public Art Projects is offering a limited number of copies of their contemporary art resource MOVE: Video art in schools to regional galleries, free for educational use.

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Western Sydney Making Spaces Initiative

Now open, a new initiative that provides funding to enable professional artists and arts organisations to create their work in new studios, artists’ residencies and rehearsal spaces in Western Sydney.

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Art & About - expressions of interest

The City of Sydney is seeking expressions of interest for the Art & About Sydney 2017-2018 program.

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Indigenous Roadmap Project

Expressions of interest are sought for consultants to deliver a significant cultural project for Museums Galleries Australia

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Australian Centre for Photography appoints a new Director

Cherie McNair has been appointment as permanent Director at the ACP.

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Interactive local region arts engagement dashboard launced

The Australia Council has released a new online interactive dashboard that looks at attendance and participation with the arts at a local region level across Australia.

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Moving Histories // Future Projections - interview with curators Diana Smith & Kelly Doley

Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media.

 

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Comings and Goings

An update on staff changes at Museums & Galleries of NSW.

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Volunteer Museum Grants announced

Round 2 of the Volunteer Museum Grants were recently awarded.

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Soft Core funding success

M&G NSW secures Visions of Australia grant to support touring exhibition Soft Core.

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Inaugural Audience Development Fund recipients announced

M&G NSW is pleased to announce the funding of 6 projects targeting and developing new audiences.

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Enter the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2017

The bi-annual award for original works on or about paper.

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Regional Stakeholder Forum 2016 - Online

Video documentation of the 2016 Regional Stakeholder Forum.

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The Forest Courtyard opens at Port Macquarie Museum

The new exhibtion and outdoor public space are the result of innovative new partnerships.

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Filling the Gap

Recovering Australia's lost women artists project.

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Plinths free to a good home

The University of Sydney museums have an excess of 20 MDF plinths.

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Collaborative collections project to launch in Albury

The Sum of Us features objects and stories from nine collections across the region.

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2017 Artist and Curator Residencies awarded

M&G NSW is delighted to announce 5 residencies have been awarded.

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Interview - Nicola Teffer, Curator, Demolished Sydney

Demolished Sydney, an exhibition at the Museum of Sydney exploring the buildings that once shaped the city’s skyline.

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Orange Regional Museum is open for business

After a long time in the making the museum has finally open.

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Interview - Debbie Abraham, Director, Lake Macquarie City Art

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. 

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2017 Dobell Exhibition Grant recipients announced

We are delighted to announce that the Dobell Exhibition Grant will support two regional NSW galleries.

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Art Gallery of New South Wales announces new Deputy Director and Director of Collections

 The AGNSW has announced the appointment of Maud Page to the position of Deputy Director and Director of Collections.

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Toolkit to build regional arts

An initiative to invigorate cultural tourism in regional NSW has been produced by Arts NSW.

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ARTLANDS a huge success

Michael Rolfe takes a look at Artlands, the hugely successful regional arts conference recently held in Dubbo.

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Interview - Micheal Do, Curator, Soft Core

We spoke to Micheal Do about his new exhibition Soft Core, currently at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre before touring nationally. 

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Interview - Lisa Cahill, Director, Australian Design Centre

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. 

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Community Heritage Grants announced

Museums and Galleries in NSW have been well-represented in this year's Community Heritage Grants.

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The National

The initial selection of nine artists for the inaugural exhibition of The National have been released.

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Anticipating change in cultural/heritage sites – a keynote address by Franklin Vagnone

Franklin Vagnone was kind enough to allow us to document his recent presentation and make it available online.

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Getty Leadership Institute applications now open

The premiere learning and thought leadership network for museum leaders.

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New Director appointed to oversee the new Orange Regional Museum and Orange Regional Gallery

Orange City Council has announced Brad Hammond will take on the new role of Gallery & Museum Director.

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MAMA appoints a new Director

AlburyCity has announced the appointment of Bree Pickering as the new Director of Murray Art Museum Albury. 

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IMAGinE awards night

We are busy gearing up for the 2016 Imagine Awards night on 11 November with tickets now on sale.

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Carriageworks - Access Strategy

With the recent release of Carriageworks Access Strategy we sat down with Director, Lisa Havilah to find out how they are building on their good work, to see how their Arts and Disability Strategy is embedded into their programing and how others might emulate it. 

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Become a peer assessor at the Australia Council

The Australia Council is currently recruiting Peer Assessors through a self-nomination process.

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SHOWCASE: The Curators’ Department

We talk to Holly Williams about the Curators’ Department and the touring exhibition Creative Accounting.

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$1.2 million donation of artworks puts regional collection on the map

The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) in Armidale has received a donation of 11 artworks by leading Australian artists.

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ARTLANDS Dubbo 2016 unveils festival program

A stunning celebration of the artistic talent of Regional NSW.

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Historic House Anarchist comes to Sydney

Renowned historian and “Historic House Anarchist”, is coming to Sydney.

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Interview - George Adams, Co-Founder, MOP Projects

With MOP Projects soon to close we sat down with director and co-founder George Adams and asked about the history of MOP and his thoughts on the future of artist run initiatives.

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Interview - Glenn Barkley, Curator, Objects in Space: Artists in the Garden

We recently travelled out to the Peacock Gallery & Auburn Arts Studio situated in Auburn’s Botanical Gardens and spoke with ...

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Museums Discovery Centre opens up the states great collections

The rich collections of three of the states leading museums will be housed in one facility and on permanent display to the public.

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Free crates

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery has four professionally made, pre-loved travel crates to give away.

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We farewell Michael Huxley

After a long involvement with the company, Michael Huxley is leaving the organisation

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MuseumNext - call for papers

Planning is under way for the first MuseumNext conference to be held in Australia. 

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Ask A Curator Day

Ask a Curator Day is a worldwide Twitter Q&A with a variety of participating museums and galleries.

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Oral History Australia Conference - call for papers

Oral History NSW are seeking proposals for the next biennial Oral History of Australia conference.

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MAMA seeks new team to continue success

Director Jacqui Hemsley and Curator Bianca Acimovic are departing.

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NSW Aboriginal Arts & Cultural Strategy - Evaluation report

Arts NSW made a commitment to evaluate of the effectiveness of the 2011–2014 strategy.

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Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 2017 – Call for Proposals

Museums Galleries Australia invite you to participate in this national conference. 

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Lismore Regional Gallery has a builder

Lismore celebrates the final bureaucratic process for the galleries relocation. 

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Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences appoints two new Directors

New curatorial and programs directors have been announced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

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ArtChat 2016 presentations

Video documentation of the presentations from ArtChat 2016.

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Congratulations to our Small Grant recipients

Recipients of the 2016 Round One Small Grant funding have been finalised.

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Interview - Ray Wholohan, Coordinator, Griffith Regional Art Gallery

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. 

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2015 IMAGinE Awards Winner Profile: Berrima District Museum gallery extension

We profile past winners and highly commended in the lead up to the IMAGinE awards 2016.

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Free Crates

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest have 3 packing crates to give away.

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Donation deletes debt at NERAM

NERAM has received a donation which will pay the remainder of the ‘debt’ owed to Armidale Regional Council.

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2015 IMAGinE Awards Profile: Bathurst Possum Skin Cloak Healing Workshop

We profile past winners and highly commended in the lead up to the IMAGinE awards 2016.

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Curator Profile: Bec Dean

ArtChat 2016 is coming. Find out more about Bec Dean one of the speakers we have lined up for you.

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NSW Health and the Arts Framework launched

Supporting collaboration between local health services and the arts sector.

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Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program 2016 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program recipients!

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Submissions open for NSW state inquiry

Is there enough funding and support for NSW museums and galleries? Have your say

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Volunteer of the Year Awards

Recognise the outstanding efforts of the 2 million+ volunteers in NSW, and promote the importance of volunteering to the community.

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Curator Profile: Micheal Do

ArtChat 2016 is coming. Find out more about some of talented speakers we have lined up for you.

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Last stop for Standards

We wrapped up our Standards 2016 tour in Bathurst.

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Black White & Restive

 A major exhibition at Newcastle Art Gallery exploring engagements between Aboriginal and non-Indigenous artists. 

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Museums Australia Advocacy brochure

Museums Australia has prepared an advocacy brochure to provide information and inspiration for the cultural heritage sectors.

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Interview - John Monteleone, Director, Wollongong Art Gallery

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors.

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MAAS Regional Program

Applications for the MAAS Regional programs are now open.

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On the road again

Our next stop for Standards is The Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum.

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National Day of Action

Stop the Attack on the Arts: National Day of Action

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2015 IMAGinE Winner Profile: Theo Bollen

We profile past winners in the lead up to the IMAGinE awards 2016.

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Interview - Vivien Clyne, Director, Moree Plains Gallery

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors.

 

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SHOWCASE: Felicity Fenner

Forte magazine interviews Dr Felicity Fenner, curator of the touring exhibition People Like Us.

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Starting Standards 2016

First stop on the Standards Program road trip is the Australian Golf Heritage Museum.

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Speaking of History Week

Applications to be involved in the Speaker Connect program close 31 May.

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Rear projection glass screens going cheap

The Biennale of Sydney have three toughened glass rear projection screens for sale at a very reduced price.

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The defunding of the NETS Australia Network shocks public galleries nationally

The Australia Council’s funding decision will result in reduced capacity for the NETS network and have an ongoing effect on Australia’s regional gallery sector. 

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Museums Australasia 2016

Facing the Future: Local, Global and Pacific Possibilities. 

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Interview - Paul Brinkman, Director, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors. 

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Photographic Workshops now available in regional NSW

Photographic workshops available for local communities within regional NSW.

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SHOWCASE: Deborah Kelly

We talk to Deborah Kelly, about her exhibition currently on tour throughout Australia

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LGNSW Arts and Culture Forum

Local government in an atmosphere of significant change.

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Museum Managers meet

NSW Local Government Museum Managers Round Table

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Exhibition furniture looking for a good home

The Biennale of Sydney have nine vitrines available for very reasonable prices.

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Interview - Brett Adlington, Director, Lismore Regional Gallery

Another in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors.

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International Museum Day 2016

Promote your International Museum Day activities.

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The National: New Australian Art

Three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions are establishing a major new exhibition partnership.

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Premier's Volunteer Recognition Program 2016

Celebrates volunteering and acknowledges the desire to take part in community life.

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Are you ready for Heritage Week?

Australian Heritage week is about to kick off across the country.

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Calling volunteer educators

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery needs volunteers to deliver an exciting education program.

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Free Showcases

The City of Canada Bay Museum has a number of showcases to give away.

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Michael Lynch - Keynote Address

Arts Funding in an Age of Disruption at the Regional & Public Galleries NSW Conference 2016.

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Interview - Lisa Loader, Director, Orange Regional Gallery

The first in our series of interviews with regional and public gallery directors.

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Sustainable environments: call for information

AICCM wants to hear your story about sustainable environments.

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Tribute: Graham Clegg

We remember his contribution to the museum community.

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Mike Parr - Burning Down the House

At the launch of the Embassy of Disappearance at Carriageworks, Mike Parr performed an action in the carpark outside titled Burning Down the House as part of the Biennale of Sydney ‪2016.

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#MuseumWeek is coming

Are you ready for this worldwide cultural event?

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Meet our new team member

Conni Lord is temporarily taking over from Margot as Museum Programs and Collection Coordinator.

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Treasure Trove: why defunding Trove leaves Australia poorer

Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations and gives you tools to explore and build.

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Free Showcases

 The Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park has three sets of showcases to give away.

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Museums Association launches its revised Code of Ethics

The revised code sets out three essential principles: public engagement and public benefit; stewardship of collections; and individual and institutional integrity.

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Arts NSW Aboriginal Arts & Cultural Strategy - launched

A revised strategy to foster a vibrant Aboriginal arts and cultural sector.

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Hambledon Cottage – 50th anniversary celebration

Recognised as an influential model for many historical societies in NSW.

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Arts and culture win on Australia Day

Advocates for NSW arts and cultural heritage honoured.

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Eskbank House comes clean on conservation

The team at Eskbank House has been undertaking a conservation-cleaning program of the exhibitions throughout the property.

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Conservation Resources clearance sale and freebies

Conservation Resources are having a clearance sale and are offering some conservation grade materials for free to community museums. 

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Tribute: Wendy Josephine Hucker 1928 – 2015

Remembering a wonderful advocate for women's history.

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For the love of museum selfies

Guest writer Alli Burness reflects on identity in Museum Selfie Day.

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Standards Program 2015 - Interviews

‘What did your museum get out of doing the Standards Program?’

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Regional Stakeholder Forum 2015 - Online

Video documentation of the 2015 Regional Stakeholder Forum.

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Submit Your Event to the NSW Seniors Festival

List your event for FREE in the NSW Seniors Festival.

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Artist and curator residencies (ACR) awarded

New ACRs have been announced. Congratulations to all recipients.

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SHOWCASE: Ken + Julia Yonetani

Ken + Julia Yonetani’s work explores our relationship with nature, science and the spiritual realm in the contemporary age.

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Catalyst for what?

Catalyst arts funding under the microscope.

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NSW Visual Arts (Emerging) Fellowship announced

Heath Franco was awarded the prestigious emerging artist fellowship.

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A new approach to learning resources at the MCA

A change of focus on what the museum offers both teachers and students.

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Meaning and significance

Penrith Regional Gallery completes Significance Assessment of their art collection.

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Offer: gallery frames

Ideal for small galleries or museums.

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Upping our Standards

Changes to the NSW Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries program.

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Mukurtu masterclass

Need to know more about Mukurtu and the Travelling Places program? Listen up.

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SHOWCASE: Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro

In discussion with our Gallery Programs and Touring Exhibitions Manager.

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An electronic 'dilly bag'

A closer look at Mukurtu and what it offers Indigenous heritage.

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Will the real stakeholders please stand up?

Calling all regional partners, collaborators, contributors and cultural custodians.

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Guess who’s going to the Museum?

The 'who', 'what', 'where' and 'why' of museum audiences.

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Educating People Like Us

Read about the exhibition's new education resources.

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NSW Government Volunteering survey

Sign up to the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers. 

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Regional Fellowships on offer

The last Arts NSW fellowships for 2015 close soon!

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Vital support for regional touring

Artwork Transport pledges support for regional touring.

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Saumarez Homestead develops mobile App

Smartphone and mobile apps can enhance and attract new audiences.

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Cosmic Love Wonder Lust: The Imperial Slacks Project

Cosmic Love Wonder Lust brings together the artists of Imperial Slacks, an artist run collective formed in 2000.

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SHOWCASE: Brendan Lynch

We talk to Brendan Lynch, a rising star in the American art scene.

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Beyond the Battlefield: Confronting Anzackery

Explore some of the 'other' stories surrounding our most beatified battlefield.

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Gallery Grants Explained

Looking for money? Funding for galleries is still available.

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Technology assists Aboriginal cultural revival

Digital storytelling helps keep hold of the past for the future.

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Shedding the light

Latest edition + new resources released!

 

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Not another broken promise

A new cultural precinct disregarded for Parramatta.

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Annual Dobell Exhibition Grant opens

$40,000 available for an innovative exhibition program.

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Preservation workshops

Make the preservation of your institution's collection a priority.

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Abstraction wins big!

Ildiko Kovacs wins the 2015 Bulgari Art Award.

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Getting ArtsReady

Supporting young Australians seeking a career in the arts.

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M&G's new Chair

Jennifer Barrett appointed as Chair of the Museums & Galleries of NSW Board. 

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The move is on!

Important M&G relocation information.

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Travelling Places 2015: update

Exploring digital opportunities to manage and share Aboriginal heritage.

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Being perfectly Frank

M&G talks to Frank Howarth, President of Museums Australia.

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2015 Hazel de Berg Award

for Excellence in Oral History - nominations now open!

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Nominate now!

Do you know a volunteer that deserves some well-earned recognition?

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Making your dreams come true

The how-to of successful funding submissions.

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Join in: Community engagement and museums

A UWS study into community engagement work and participatory practice in museums.

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Artist in Residence

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery seeking expressions of interest.

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Community Heritage Grants

Up to $15,000 available for heritage collections.

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Museum Studies MOOC

Join the revolution - free online learning!

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Let them know you're there

Promotion basics from the LGA Tourism conference.

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A future for Western Sydney

Western Sydney arts research published by Deloitte.

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The Yulgilbar Fellowship

Inaugural travelling fellowship for Clarence Valley artists.

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Keeping your seat warm

M&G's top picks for the MA conference.

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We have moved!

After 16 years M&G has left The Gunnery. 

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Sun Smart Shade Grants

Up to $25,000 available for shade provisions!

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CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean

Are you a contemporary art curator interested in Central America and the Caribbean?

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Grants ahoy!

Grants now open for rural, regional and remote museums across Australia.

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The art of reinvention

Summit rethinks arts advocacy and leadership.

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Museums Australia responds

MA welcomes debate about a Public Galleries peak body.

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Is a grant from the ARC for me?

Accessing collaborative research and development grants.

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2015 Artist in Residence

Open to artists and curators across all mediums.

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Talking Machines get the go-ahead

Riverina's rich rural history gets funding.

 

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HomeGround

Exhibition opportunity for emerging regional NSW artists.

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Energies and the Arts

Call out for academic papers closing soon.

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Current call outs

Standards and Seniors Week need you now.

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Seeking new home

Bound Sydney Morning Herald volumes 1880 to 1898

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IMAGinE: a well kept secret

There's a cone of silence around the winners.

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IMAGinE, five reasons to come to the awards night

Join us for a night of food, drink, socialising, winning and losing.

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Your two-cents worth

Celebrate and debate: Remote, regional and community call out.

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Arts sense and art cents

What's being said about international arts funding.

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Free to a good home

Great deal - artwork storage racks for free!

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Cultural toolkit workshop report

ACHAA and M&G talk how-to with the Aboriginal sector.

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Your Most Obedient Servant

Australian Museum collection and visual art exhibition to tour.

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CALL OUT: Fishers Ghost Art Award 2014

A highlight of Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher's Ghost.

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What’s so real about ‘Keeping It Real’?

Albury's contribution to regional cultural development.

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Tweed Museum reopens!

Move over Margaret Olley, there's a new kid on the block!

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Love architecture? Love people?

Sydney Living Museums is recruiting volunteers for Sydney Open.

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Tourism champions!

Port Macquarie Historical Museum comes up trumps!

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MAAS Program Assistance 2015

Powerhouse continues to support regional NSW

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Memorandum of good news!

M&G NSW signs partnership with Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

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The Art of Connectivity

The long and short of the Art of Connectivity, OzCo style.

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Building 3D communities

New technology brings people together for old reasons.

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The 2014 Mosman Art Prize is open

The prestigious and historic art prizes is calling for entries.

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CAN to close

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu.

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The future is 3D

What does 3D mean for museums and galleries?

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VIM victors

The successful VIM Small Grants round 1 2014.

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It’s a RAP and Review

M&G's RAP and annual report published.

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And the winner is . . .

Congratulations to the MAPDA and MAGNA winners.

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Ethical collections

Update on ethical collection guidelines for your museum.

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Moving and shaking: NER online now

Finding a touring exhibition is now much easier!

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ACDP Guidelines released

Arts NSW releases Guidelines for applications to ACDP.

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Mentees go backstage at Sydney’s CIs

Aboriginal Emerging Leadership Program in town for 4 days.

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Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre under threat

David meets Goliath in a Casula Powerhouse redevelopment threat.

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The power of merchandise

Boost your revenue by clever merchandising.

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Newcastle’s saga continues

Meeting attracts 300 people in support of staff and sculpture.

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Newcastle public meeting called

Next chapter in the Newcastle story: public meeting called

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Harvesting the Value of Tourism

Find out about the 2014 Local Government NSW Tourism Conference.

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Director does Dallas

Find out about Brett Addlington's Fellowship at Dallas Museum of Art.

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Standards has started!

Standards 2014 kicks off in Coffs Harbour!

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New Museum Director steps up

High calibre female director takes the helm.

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Loan documentation

Best practice information on loan documentation.

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Sadly missed

Alan Sisley will be missed by many.

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The Volunteer Placement Program

Find out what the Volunteer Placement Program could do for you and your museum!

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Newcastle restructure update

Read our CEO's recent comments on the Newcastle's restructure.

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2 x VIMs now open

We are please to announced VIM Leg Ups and Skills Initiatives are now open.

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Local Government Arts and Culture Awards

The 2014 Awards recognise arts and cultural initiatives of NSW councils.

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Crowdfunding tips

Put your crowdfunding project to work.

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VIM Small Grants: 2013 winners announced

Recipients of the 2013 VIM Small Grants announced.

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Our Galleries Our Spaces: Take 2

A great opportunity for people in the sector to come together and see one of the state's newest institutions.

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Finding our direction

Museums turn towards participating in the future of society.

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Contemporary Outsider Art call for papers

Artists, curators, collectors and scholars invited to contibute to Global Context.

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Have your say

NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Discussion Closes soon

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From the blogs: 11 December 2013

MusDigi is a new blog by Lynda Kelly (ANMM) and others, focussing on museums and digital, launched last week, that ...

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Tino La Bamba Pozible Campaign

Help Mark Travers publish his journey through regional NSW.

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Sustainable Spaces

Galleries, museums and climate change is a hot topic.

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From the blogs: 27 November 2013

Explores marketing culture and heritage innovation.

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Heritage and art connect to educate

 A Chifley Home and Charles Sturt University partnership.

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The Smithsonian X 3D Project

The X 3D Project revolutionising collection exploration.

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Travelling Places

Aboriginal communities digitally collecting and managing cultural knowledge.

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The show must go on

Our intern's perspective on IMAGinE Awards.

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Down in the shed

Opening of the Chaff Shed draws big crowds.

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Gunyah's windfall

Gunyah recieves Arts NSW Regional Development grant.

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Galleries and cafes: state-wide research

A snapshot of the relationship between galleries and cafés.

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