Museums & Galleries Qld

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It is always exciting for me when I am able to be present for installation of one of the Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD) touring exhibitions. On Tuesday 7 March, I packed my draft Installation Manual and camera, removed all of my jewellery (essentail when installing a glass exhibition) and eagerly headed out to Logan Art Gallery to help with and document installation of Jo Bone’s exhibition In Depth.

M&G QLD has been working with renowned, contemporary glass artist Jo Bone to develop the touring exhibition In Depth and with the support of funding from Arts Queensland, M&G QLD are able to tour this exhibition throughout regional Queensland, firstly to Logan Art Gallery and then off to Texas, Dalby, Tambo, Biloela and Hervey Bay.

In Depth features thirteen beautifully crafted pieces that reflect the sculptural forms, colours and textures of our marine environment. This includes works inspired by shells, sand dollars, cephalopods and molluscs, and an installation comprising seventeen individual glass seagrass fronds.

Staff and volunteers at the Logan Art Gallery were exceptional – thorough in their condition reporting; considerate in their exhibition design; professional in their handling of the precious glass artworks and enthusiastic to learn about the inspiration and complex processes involved in the creation of Jo Bone’s artworks, which they have no doubt been sharing with their gallery visitors.

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At M&GSQ’s 2011 State Conference, Making a Difference,  in Mackay last year some of us heard Dr Adele Chynoweth, Curator (ATSIP Team), National Museum of Australia speak with eloquence and passion about Developing the exhibition, Inside: Life in Children’s Homes.

Her article on this powerful work has now been published- see http://recollections.nma.gov.au/issues/volume_7_number_1/commentary/let_our_histories_be_visible

Mercy Heritage Centre, Wednesday 18 May 2011

Peer Talk 2011: An Exhibition Review was conducted most successfully with the courageous participation of Mercy Heritage Centre and honest reflections of a panel of exhibition reviewers for International Museums Day, 18 May 2011.  Peer Talk is designed to help build a culture of constructive exhibition criticism in the museum and gallery sector. This was the seventh presented by M&GSQ since 2001. These events are based on the work of Kathleen McLean and the Read the rest of this entry »


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Phone: 07 3059 9740
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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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