Museums & Galleries Qld

Archive for December 2013

Museum & Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) proudly announced the recipients of the 2013 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at a special event hosted by Museum of Brisbane on 22 November. Guest presenter, Hon. Ian Walker, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts presented the winners with specially-commissioned trophies created by Queensland artists, Charlotte Beeron, Theresa Beeron, Ethel Murray and John Murray, represented by Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre.

We bring you the stories on each of the Winners and Special Commendation recipients of the 2013 GAMAA in five categories. In our final article, we announce the GAMAA recipients in the category, ‘Organisations: Staff of 4 or more’:

WINNER – Museum Development Officer Program, Queensland Museum for their 2013 Queensland Museum MDO Flood Response

SPECIAL COMMENDATION – The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich for their exhibition, I’ve Been Working on the Railway

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Museum & Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) proudly announced the recipients of the 2013 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at a special event hosted by Museum of Brisbane on 22 November. Guest presenter, Hon. Ian Walker, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts presented the winners with specially-commissioned trophies created by Queensland artists, Charlotte Beeron, Theresa Beeron, Ethel Murray and John Murray, represented by Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre.

We bring you the stories on each of the Winners and Special Commendation recipients of the 2013 GAMAA in five categories. In this fourth article, we announce the GAMAA recipients in the category, ‘Organisations: Staff of Under 4’:

WINNER – Kombumerri Aboriginal Corporation for Culture, Beenleigh, for their projects HaikuWrite into Art, and Language App

SPECIAL COMMENDATION – Grassland Art Gallery, Tambo for their exhibition, Significantly Tambo

SPECIAL COMMENDATION – Miles Historical Society Inc. for their Museum Business and Strategic Development

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

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Museum & Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) proudly announced the recipients of the 2013 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at a special event hosted by Museum of Brisbane on 22 November. Guest presenter, Hon. Ian Walker, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts presented the winners with specially-commissioned trophies created by Queensland artists, Charlotte Beeron, Theresa Beeron, Ethel Murray and John Murray, represented by Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre.

We bring you the stories on each of the Winners and Special Commendation recipients of the 2013 GAMAA in five categories. In this third article, we announce the GAMAA Winner in the category, ‘Organisations: Volunteer’:

WINNER – Wondai Regional Art Gallery for their project, Construction of The Studio – a multi-purpose workroom extension to the gallery

This category was generously sponsored by archival storage specialists, Archival Survival. Wondai Regional Art Gallery receives goods to the value of $1,000.

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Museum & Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) proudly announced the recipients of the 2013 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at a special event hosted by Museum of Brisbane on 22 November. Guest presenter, Hon. Ian Walker, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts presented the winners with specially-commissioned trophies created by Queensland artists, Charlotte Beeron, Theresa Beeron, Ethel Murray and John Murray, represented by Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre.

We bring you the stories on each of the Winners and Special Commendation recipients of the 2013 GAMAA in five categories. In this second article, we announce the GAMAA recipients in the category, ‘Individuals: Paid’:

WINNER – Virginia Rigney, Senior Curator, Gold Coast City Gallery

SPECIAL COMMENDATION – Imelda Miller, Assistant Curator, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Indigenous Studies, Queensland Museum

This category was generously sponsored by the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland. The Winner receives a prize to the value of $1,000.

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Museum & Gallery Services Queensland (M&GSQ) proudly announced the recipients of the 2013 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at a special event hosted by Museum of Brisbane on 22 November. Guest presenter, Hon. Ian Walker, Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts presented the winners with specially-commissioned trophies created by Queensland artists, Charlotte Beeron, Theresa Beeron, Ethel Murray and John Murray, represented by Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre.

In the coming days, we will bring you the stories on each of the Winners and Special Commendation recipients of the 2013 GAMAA in five categories. In this first article, we announce the GAMAA Winner in the category, ‘Individuals: Volunteer’:

WINNER – Peter Almond, Volunteer, Hervey Bay Museum

This category was generously sponsored by Museums Australia Queensland. Peter receives a prize to the value of $1,000.

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This 2nd week at Redland Museum it’s been more about the people that make this community not-for-profit museum work.

I’ve had the opportunity to watch more closely the relationships between museum staff,  management and volunteers and it is obvious there is a good measure of respect between everyone here at Redland Museum, of course that’s not to say there is always agreement, but healthy discussions do foster informed decision-making!

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What I have also observed in my two weeks is that no matter how large or small the museum is the challenges for this largely volunteer sector are very similar, even the challenges Cardwell faces due to distance are no more or less challenging than those experienced by Redland Museum in what we would consider the “city”.

I’ve spent some time this week with staff & volunteers around the collections management data base, including the photographic collection, which will help us in our endeavour to improve our own data base and processes and everyone was more than happy to point out the aspects that do work well, as well as those areas that could be improved upon or done differently.

I have not only expanded my skill and knowledge in the  many aspects of Museum & Collections Management from my time at Redland Museum but have also thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend other volunteers working in the field of history & museums to think about applying to the Volunteer Mentorship Program offered by Museum & Gallery Services Qld.

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Phone: 07 3059 9740
Email: information@magsq.com.au
Web: www.magsq.com.au

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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