Museums & Galleries Qld

Archive for November 2012

We continue our stories on each of the Winners and Special Commendation recipients of the 2012 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) in five categories.

Museum and Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) proudly announced the recipients of the 2012 GAMAA at a special event hosted by the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, on Saturday 17 November. Guest presenter, Hon. Ros Bates, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts congratulated this year’s recipients and presented the winners with a specially-commissioned trophy created by Queensland artist, Donna Marcus.

In our third article, we announce the GAMAA recipients in the category, ‘Organisations: Volunteer Run’:

WINNER – Pioneer Valley Museum at Mirani, Mackay Historical Society and Museum, Mackay Regional Council Library Service Heritage Collection, Greenmount Homestead and Sarina District Historical Society and Museum for their collaborative project,  Sugar Strike: The Impact of the 1911 Sugar Strike on the Mackay region.

SPECIAL COMMENDATION – Chinchilla Historical Society Inc. for Making the Museum More Relevant to the Local Community.

This category was generously sponsored by Archival Survival. The Winner receives archival goods to the value of $1,000.

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This week we have been bringing you the stories on each of the Winners and Special Commendation recipients of the 2012 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) in five categories.

Museum and Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) proudly announced the recipients of the 2012 GAMAA at a special event hosted by the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, on Saturday 17 November. Guest presenter, Hon. Ros Bates, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts congratulated this year’s recipients and presented the winners with a specially-commissioned trophy created by Queensland artist, Donna Marcus.

In this second article, we announce the GAMAA Winner of the category, ‘Organisations: Staff of Under 5’:

WINNER – Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group for their project, Strong Women Shadow Boxes.

This category was generously sponsored by Brandi Projects. The Winner receives goods/services to the value of $1,000.

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Museum and Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) proudly announced the recipients of the 2012 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at a special event hosted by the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, on Saturday 17 November. Guest presenter, Hon. Ros Bates, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts congratulated this year’s recipients and presented the winners with a specially-commissioned trophy created by Queensland artist, Donna Marcus.

In the coming days, we will bring you the stories on each of the Winners and Special Commendation recipients of the 2012 GAMAA in five categories. In this first article, we announce the GAMAA recipients in the category, ‘Organisations: Staff of 5 or More’:

WINNER – Museum of Brisbane for its contemporary art project,  my own private neon oasis.

SPECIAL COMMENDATION – Queensland Museum for its exhibition, Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour and Gwen Gillam.

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Here’s a little of what Joolie Gibbs had to say on her blog of her mentorship…

wow what a day. Maitland Regional Gallery is big. in fact from what I have seen of Maitland so far, you could be mistaken that the Gallery looks like it came from another planet as it is so contemporary and busy and alive compared to outside the Gallery. I can see why locals like it and even the taxi driver rated their food the best. Todays take home tips: a different way to install/hang artworks, glass shelving boxes look good in the shop, larger promotion out front.
Visit Joolie’s wonderful blog to get the full story:

M&GSQ’s 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program is funded by Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a joint Queensland Government and Local Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

See M&GSQ’s website, http://www.magsq.com.au for more information about the Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program.

Thanks to Virginia Rigney, Gold Coast City Gallery for sharing this post from MOMA…

Dear Members and Friends,I write on behalf of everyone at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 to express support and concern for those of you affected by Hurricane Sandy. We hope this note finds you and your families safe and well.Our foremost concern has been for our neighbors and friends who have suffered so much hardship and damage. A MoMA curator and the director of MoMAPS1 put out a call for volunteers from the arts community and together they filled a bus with donated supplies and headed to one of the many areas in need of help today. This is but a small part of the relief effort, but we were humbled by the incredible commitment of the volunteers. Our staff will continue to play a role in the recovery, and we invite those of you who are able to join us in these efforts.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 4, at 12:00 p.m., The Museum of Modern Art’s conservation staff and speakers from the American Institute for Conservation Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT) will conduct a series of workshops to help the many artists and galleries whose works were affected by Hurricane Sandy. They will provide suggestions and answer questions on how to safely handle damaged paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, and other artistic and cultural materials. Visit MoMA.org for more information on this program. MoMA has also issued Immediate Response for Collections, a document offering step-by-step guidelines for dealing with artworks damaged by flooding, and we will continue to lend knowledge and support to those caring for collections affected by the storm.

If you are in a position to help others, you may want to visit nyc.gov for information on making donations and nycservice.org for information on volunteer opportunities. Visitors to MoMA will also find a collection box in the Museum’s lobby, with proceeds to be donated to relief efforts in Greater New York.

Our thoughts are with you all in the aftermath of this terrible storm. We wish you the best at this difficult time, and hope to see you back in the galleries soon. And if you have suggestions as to how we can even better serve those affected by the storm please feel free to contact us at info@moma.org.

Glenn D. Lowry
Director


Museums & Galleries Queensland

122 Gerler Rd, Hendra QLD 4011

Phone: 07 3059 9740
Email: information@magsq.com.au
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Museums & Galleries Queensland is the peak professional body for the public museum and gallery sector in Queensland.

Museums & Galleries Queensland promotes, supports and provides services to foster excellence in museums, galleries and keeping places. We strive to ensure a future where museums, galleries and keeping places are relevant, accessible and valued by their communities.

M&G QLD Staff

Rebekah Butler, Executive Director
Debra Beattie, General Manager
Morgan Bundy-Wright, Information Officer
TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Deannah Vieth, Training and Professional Development Manager
Leisha Lawrence, Training and Professional Development Program Officer
EXHIBITION DEVELOPMENT & TOURING
Donna Davis, Exhibition Program Officer
Bonnie Melrose, Exhibition Program Officer
Andrea Higgins, Exhibition Program Officer

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