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The National announces 2019 curators and exhibition dates

The curators for the second edition of The National: New Australian Art 2019 have been announced.

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Paddock to Plate

A new exhibition looking at the history of food and wine in the Orange region.

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Directors appointed for both the Newcastle Art Gallery and Museum

Newcastle City Council has announced the appointments as part of its new organisational restructure.

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UNSW Galleries appoint a new director

UNSW has announced José Da Silva as the new Director of UNSW Galleries.

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Cultural Plan callout

The City of Canterbury Bankstown Council is looking to engage the services of a consultant or consulting firm to develop a new City-wide Cultural Plan.

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NERAM open a new new permanent Hinton exhibition

The Howard Hinton Collection at the New England Regional Art Museum is the result of one of the greatest acts of artistic
philanthropy and benefaction in Australian history.

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The arts in regional Australia: A research summary

The Australia Council recently released the findings from a number of their research publications to build the evidence base about regional arts and artists, and engagement with the arts in regional Australia.

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Calling all Western Sydney Art experts

The call has gone out for experts to advise the NSW Government on the future of the arts, screen and culture scene in Western Sydney.

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Cultural Infrastructure Plan - Consultation Events

Cultural Infrastructure Program Management Office are running cultural sector workshops across the state.

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A new Regional Gallery for Coffs Harbour

Plans are under way to deliver a new state-of-the-art regional gallery and central library for Coffs Harbour, as part of a new cultural and civic space.

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Richard Perram is retiring

After 14 years as Director of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Richard Perram says farewell.

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Inquiry into museums and galleries interim report released

The committee has issued an interim report in order for its recommendations to be considered by the Government alongside the final business case relating to the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum.

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Plugged in and turned on – time to get behind our Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

In response to Kylie Winkworth’s recent Powerhouse Unplugged article, published on the Alt Media website, Michael Rolfe replies, suggesting that it is now time for all parties to support MAAS as its next phase of development unfolds. 

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Regional Galleries in NSW - alive and well

Michael Rolfe replies to John McDonald's opinion piece claim of a crisis in NSW regional galleries.

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Expression of Interest

Dubbo Regional Council is currently calling for expressions of interest for the redevelopment concepts for the Wellington Old Police Station and Gaol.

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Strategic planning consultant wanted

Coffs Harbour City Council is seeking a consultant to undertake strategic planning for the Gallery and Library Service. 

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Community Heritage Grants announced

Museums and galleries in NSW have again been successful in this year's Community Heritage Grants.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Register a History Week event

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

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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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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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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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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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Champagne Cracked on the Bow

Friends of Orange Regional Museum launched.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The National

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

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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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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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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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MAMA seeks new team to continue success

Director Jacqui Hemsley and Curator Bianca Acimovic are departing.

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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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NSW Health and the Arts Framework launched

Supporting collaboration between local health services and the arts sector.

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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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National Day of Action

Stop the Attack on the Arts: National Day of Action

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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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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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Are you ready for Heritage Week?

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

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#MuseumWeek is coming

Are you ready for this worldwide cultural event?

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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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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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For the love of museum selfies

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

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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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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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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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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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NSW Government Volunteering survey

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

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Saumarez Homestead develops mobile App

Smartphone and mobile apps can enhance and attract new audiences.

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Not another broken promise

A new cultural precinct disregarded for Parramatta.

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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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Join in: Community engagement and museums

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

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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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We have moved!

After 16 years M&G has left The Gunnery. 

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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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Talking Machines get the go-ahead

Riverina's rich rural history gets funding.

 

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Current call outs

Standards and Seniors Week need you now.

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IMAGinE: a well kept secret

There's a cone of silence around the winners.

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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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Your Most Obedient Servant

Australian Museum collection and visual art exhibition to tour.

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Tweed Museum reopens!

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

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The future is 3D

What does 3D mean for museums and galleries?

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And the winner is . . .

Congratulations to the MAPDA and MAGNA winners.

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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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New Museum Director steps up

High calibre female director takes the helm.

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Finding our direction

Museums turn towards participating in the future of society.

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Have your say

NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Discussion Closes soon

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Down in the shed

Opening of the Chaff Shed draws big crowds.

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Frank Howarth to depart Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is set to lose Frank Howarth from the helm 

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New Monies: New Partnership

Museums working together to achieve a mutual beneficial outcome.

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Interview - Lee-Anne Hall, Director, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest

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

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

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MAAS releases a new online collection website

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Better pest management doesn’t mean more chemicals.

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Getty Leadership Institute applications now open

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Collection items available

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NERAM open a new new permanent Hinton exhibition

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Reconciliation Action Plans for museums

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