Media Release - Museums and galleries never stay still

Museums Galleries Australia announces that over 500 passionate cultural leaders and practitioners are converging on Brisbane next week. The annual conference, Museums and Galleries in their Cultural Landscapes brings together current and future leaders and decision-makers in museums, galleries and governments from Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region.

Frank Howarth, national president, says “in these challenging times of increased expectations and often declining funding, the one thing we do not lack is a commitment to shared learning, and the drive towards diversity, innovation and doing better”.

Alex Marsden, national director, adds “museums and galleries are trusted world-wide as guardians of information, holding collections and creating knowledge. They take this responsibility seriously, while constantly looking for new ways to serve the community.”

Over 4 days, delegates will be exploring a whole spectrum of what this means, such as:

 

  • educating about climate change and citizen science
  • building multisensory spaces for people living with dementia
  • working with Indigenous kids to create exhibitions, and
  • caring for collections in the digital age

Museums and galleries are a vital part of Australia’s innovation future as well as protecting and communicating our arts, culture and heritage.

Background
Museums Galleries Australia is the national membership association and peak body that represents all sizes and types of museums and galleries, provides services and sets standards.
There are over 2,500 museums and galleries around Australia.

Contact: Frank Howarth 0419 492 201 Alex Marsden 0478 881 091

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