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Australian Museums and Galleries Association - ACT The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is the professional organisation for the Australian museum sector.

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The Lego Braille bricks were our favourite part. Who's been to Questacon's latest blockbuster?
26/05/2024

The Lego Braille bricks were our favourite part. Who's been to Questacon's latest blockbuster?

Ryan McNaught thought the Mars rover Perseverance was just a dinky little toy. That is, until he had to make…

REMINDER - nominations for the ACT Branch close on Friday next week. Get in touch with us with any questions, and get yo...
13/05/2024

REMINDER - nominations for the ACT Branch close on Friday next week. Get in touch with us with any questions, and get your nominations in, or spread the word!

AMAGA ACT BRANCH SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

Interested in contributing to the development of the GLAM sector in the ACT and region? Keen to list a professional contribution on your CV? Eager to form connections with colleagues? If so, a position on the AMaGA ACT Branch Committee is for you.

This year the ACT Branch will be holding elections for our Committee at a Special General Meeting at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 3 July at the National Museum of Australia.

Nominations are called for the following positions – President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Ordinary Members. Full details and a nomination form are linked here https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/q1hrdpvl9ppfbedyncmvz/AMaGA-ACT-Branch-Notice-of-SGM-and-nomination-form-20240430.docx?rlkey=ekrhay16lvym6yzjp6eav4dgk&st=zewwe8hx&dl=0
Nominations are due by 5 pm on Friday 24 May 2024 via email to [email protected].

If you would like to speak to a member about the Committee experience, you can find a list of current Committee members linked in the comments. Alternatively, please email [email protected] with your enquiry.

Have you already seen the new work in the National Portrait Gallery's entry?
05/05/2024

Have you already seen the new work in the National Portrait Gallery's entry?

As you walk up the stairs from the National Portrait Gallery carpark and emerge onto the forecourt, stop and turn.…

As the Drill Hall Gallery is undergoing renovations and is closed for the first half of this year, an opportunity presen...
05/05/2024

As the Drill Hall Gallery is undergoing renovations and is closed for the first half of this year, an opportunity presented itself to display Riverbend at Canberra Museum and Gallery in conjunction with 24 Nolan paintings from the Nolan Collection.

Sidney Nolan is one of the major figures in 20th-century Australian art, and his invention of the emblematic figure of…

AMAGA ACT BRANCH SPECIAL GENERAL MEETINGInterested in contributing to the development of the GLAM sector in the ACT and ...
30/04/2024

AMAGA ACT BRANCH SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

Interested in contributing to the development of the GLAM sector in the ACT and region? Keen to list a professional contribution on your CV? Eager to form connections with colleagues? If so, a position on the AMaGA ACT Branch Committee is for you.

This year the ACT Branch will be holding elections for our Committee at a Special General Meeting at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 3 July at the National Museum of Australia.

Nominations are called for the following positions – President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Ordinary Members. Full details and a nomination form are linked here https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/q1hrdpvl9ppfbedyncmvz/AMaGA-ACT-Branch-Notice-of-SGM-and-nomination-form-20240430.docx?rlkey=ekrhay16lvym6yzjp6eav4dgk&st=zewwe8hx&dl=0
Nominations are due by 5 pm on Friday 24 May 2024 via email to [email protected].

If you would like to speak to a member about the Committee experience, you can find a list of current Committee members linked in the comments. Alternatively, please email [email protected] with your enquiry.

🚨 job alert 🚨The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is looking to fill multiple roles. Non-ongoing; ...
26/04/2024

🚨 job alert 🚨
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is looking to fill multiple roles.
Non-ongoing; ongoing.
All closing this Sunday 28 April.

Senior Exhibitions & Travex Coordinator (APS6), Exhibitions Coordinator (APS5) https://www.apsjobs.gov.au/s/job-details?title=exhibitions-coordinator-and-senior-exhibitions-travex-coordinator&Id=a05OY000003cooTYAQ

Engagement Manager (EL1) https://www.apsjobs.gov.au/s/job-details?title=manager&Id=a05OY000003UOw1YAG

Procurement Officer (APS6) https://www.apsjobs.gov.au/s/job-details?title=procurement-officer&Id=a05OY000003afsXYAQ

On until 27 May at the National Portrait Gallery.
20/04/2024

On until 27 May at the National Portrait Gallery.

In a huge and striking painting, a man stands by a window, bathed in a wonderful radiance. His features are…

Who's going to the Egypt Festival at National Museum of Australia?
08/04/2024

Who's going to the Egypt Festival at National Museum of Australia?

On Saturday 13 April the National Museum of Australia will light up for the Illuminating Egypt Festival, filling the grounds with food, dance, and live music.

“The Change in your Pocket exhibition is designed to captivate and educate, presenting an innovative angle on the role c...
05/03/2024

“The Change in your Pocket exhibition is designed to captivate and educate, presenting an innovative angle on the role coins and currency play in our daily routines. It promises a unique showcase, revealing treasures previously hidden from the public eye, sure to captivate numismatics and curious minds alike,” Dr Leigh said.

Like stamps and camera film, spare change was once an everyday item. It's now the subject of profound change (so…

Including Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Questacon, Parliament House Canberra and National Gall...
05/03/2024

Including Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Questacon, Parliament House Canberra and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra!

Planning on making the most of Enlighten Festival this March? We’ve found 10+ events to...

“Sharing our extraordinary national collection with onsite, offsite and online visitors in bold and exciting ways is fun...
25/02/2024

“Sharing our extraordinary national collection with onsite, offsite and online visitors in bold and exciting ways is fundamental to the museum’s mission – our programs will take the Australian story to more people, wherever they are, over my tenure.”

Katherine McMahon has all the right credentials for her new position as director of the National Museum of Australia (NMA)…

Could this be for you?
23/02/2024

Could this be for you?

Within the documents released are letters sharing "heartening" news and even "mundane gossip" from more than a century ago.

Amazing to see!
09/02/2024

Amazing to see!

Indigenous locals in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) will have access to linguistic and cultural knowledge on Country without having to fly to Canberra for the first time following the announcement of a new ...

Which ones have you seen?
31/01/2024

Which ones have you seen?

There's a profound beauty that lives within indigenous art – a layered and rich history that takes on a colourful path of understanding.

The AMAGA Emerging Professionals National Network (EPNN) is seeking to fill a position on its committee with a member fo...
31/01/2024

The AMAGA Emerging Professionals National Network (EPNN) is seeking to fill a position on its committee with a member for the ACT!

The EPNN aims to facilitate career growth though networking and professional development opportunities, through both local, national, and virtual events. The EPNN committee is made up of emerging professionals, with up to two members representing each state or territory. If you are interested in joining us, please apply using the form below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected].

Please submit your Expression of Interest by 31 January 2024.

22/11/2023

! ACT AMaGA SURVEY !
We are working to improve the offerings for the ACT membership and have developed a short survey to ensure that your voices are being heard - please follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FSR993C

The deadline to complete the survey is Thursday 30th November and the results will be used to inform our event offerings for 2024!

We’re hoping that everyone will participate and ask you to encourage your colleagues to also share their feedback. This isn’t limited to individual members – we are keen to hear from everyone who would attend AMaGA ACT Branch events under their organisational membership as well.

Please share your honest and authentic feedback. The survey is completely anonymous.

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If you have 5 minutes to spare, and work or volunteer in any capacity at an Australian collection, please consider contr...
19/11/2023

If you have 5 minutes to spare, and work or volunteer in any capacity at an Australian collection, please consider contributing your perspectives through the following survey:
https://unisasurveys.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3PmQG3LZ81rX1NI

Sophia is a PhD researcher with the University of South Australia, who is interested in gathering the perspectives of professionals within in the Australian collections sector on educational games.

Sophia is currently recruiting participants for a study into professional perspectives on games and their use as educational tools in collections.

If you would like to know more about Sophia's research or how your collection could be involved, she would love to hear from you. See her project website here https://gamesforcollections.wordpress.com/

A site for those who want to make learning games, but don't know where to start! Created by Sophia Booij

AMaGA ACT Members, you are invited to a tourism industry night at the National Portrait Gallery! This event is for the p...
02/11/2023

AMaGA ACT Members, you are invited to a tourism industry night at the National Portrait Gallery! This event is for the people who engage with and provide services for our tourists, guests and visitors in Canberra.

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