MAGNA 2018 Shortlist

We are very pleased to announce the Shortlist for the 2018 MAGNAs. Finalists (highly commended and winner) were selected from this list. Please note that inclusion on the shortlist does not guarantee an award. This list is in no particular order. Finalists will be contacted shortly.



Indigenous Project or Keeping Place

John Curtin Gallery
Australian National Maritime Museum
Queensland Museum
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory


Interpretation, Learning & Audience Engagement

South Australian Museum
National Wool Museum & Barking Spider Visual Theatre
Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG)
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Australian National Maritime Museum
National Portrait Gallery
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery


Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout

Holdfast Bay History Centre, City of Holdfast Bay
Migration Museum
Law Society of Western Australia
Australian War Memorial
Sydney Jewish Museum
Museum of Australian Democracy
Arts Centre Melbourne
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Museums Victoria



Museums Victoria
The Sovereign Hill Museums Association


Temporary or Travelling Exhibition

Hurstville Museum & Gallery
Islamic Museum of Australia
Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery
Mosman Art Gallery
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Immigration Museum (Museums Victoria)
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
National Motor Museum/History Trust of South Australia
South Australian Museum
National Museum of Australia


Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday 5 June 2018 at the Meat Market, North Melbourne, from 5:30-7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased here for $65. Finalists receive one free ticket to the ceremony, and the ceremony is also included in your full conference registration.


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