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Museums Galleries Australia Western Australia (MGAWA) is the Western Australian branch of Museums Galleries Australia. MGAWA provides professional services to develop and sustain museums and galleries throughout Western Australia. We work with over 400 museums and public galleries in Western Australia who aspire to the National Standards for Museums and Galleries in Australia.
The 2016 Museums Galleries Australia WA State Conference was held at the Perth Cultural Centre on the 12-14 October.
Thank you to all the delegates, speakers and volunteers for making the conference a highly engaging and vibrant event!
The program combined International keynote speakers from the US and UK, and a diverse range of 50 speakers engaging us in interactive panel discussions, "mind blowing" museum experiences, raising profiles, using space creatively and wonderful tours around historic Guildford and Fremantle.
A Welcome Cocktail Reception was held on 12 Oct at the State Theatre of WA with a special performance from the students of WAPPA and the Conference Dinner on 13 Oct at the Dragon Palace in Northbridge, featuring Stella Huang playing the Chinese Dulcimer and Edward Chin showcasing the history and art of Chinese Calligraphy backed by a slideshow of Perth's Chinese heritage. Optional excursions to Guildford and Fremantle were thoroughly enjoyed and expertly organised by the City of Swan and the City of Fremantle.
The overwhelming response from the delegates was that the MGAWA Conference was the best and most engaging conference to date!
We are very excited to have the conference contribute to keeping the energy and enthusiasm in the Museum and Gallery sector alive.
A special thank you to our supporters: Lotterywest, the State Library of Western Australia, the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Western Australian Museum
Follow us on www.facebook.com/MuseumsAustWA and see the conference Twitter conversations on #MAWA16
Radio Interview "History in The Future: How Museums Need to Adapt" on RN Breakfast
Museums Galleries Australia WA had the pleasure of listening to Stella playing the Chinese Dulcimer at the Conference Dinner 2016
Museums Galleries Australia (WA)
PO Box 224
Northbridge WA 6865
Offices located at:
A Shed, WA Maritime Museum
Peter Hughes Drive, Victoria Quay, Fremantle