National Standards

National Standards

 

The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries are focused on key areas of activity common to organisations that care for collections and provide collection-based services to the community. The National Standards have been developed with the aim of supporting Australian museums and galleries in carrying out their day-to-day activities, meeting their responsibilities to their various stakeholders, attracting support, and achieving their other organisational objectives.

The museum and gallery community in Australia is diverse and includes large federally funded, and state- or territory-funded, institutions; museums and galleries operating within government agencies, local government, universities, or not-for-profit organisations (such as religious institutions); museums and galleries that operate as not-for-profit bodies in their own right; and volunteer-managed organisations. Museums and galleries exist in every imaginable Australian setting: from small regional towns through to busy city centres, from universities to sports clubs. The funds and facilities that these myriad organisations have to work with vary, as do their staffing levels and levels of volunteer support. The development of the National Standards has been guided at all times by a recognition of this diversity.

 

Download National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries (936.7 KB)

 

 

The Museums & Galleries of NSW supports and promotes volunteer, artist run and professionally staffed public museums and galleries, and Aboriginal cultural centres, throughout NSW.

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

Museums & Galleries of NSW is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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.

Interview - Nicola Teffer, Curator, Demolished Sydney

Read

2017 Dobell Exhibition Grant recipients announced

Read

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

Read

Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program - now open

Read

Berrima Museum's new extension

Read

Interview - George Adams, Co-Founder, MOP Projects

Read

A culturally ambitious nation: OzCo’s new Strategic Plan

Read

Art & About - expressions of interest

Read

Throw out a lifeline today!

Read

Stay in touch

ALERT

Our latest e-news is packed with industry updates; jobs, funding and more.