South Australia

Who are we?

The Museums Galleries Australia South Australia (SA) Branch is a network of people working and volunteering in galleries, museums, botanic gardens, historical societies, heritage sites and other organisations across the State. We welcome individuals who may not be working in the sector but are affiliated with it in other ways or people simply interested in what we do.  Members of the national association who are based in South Australia are automatically members of the SA Branch.

MGA(SA) Branch Committee:

  • President: Mirna Heruc, Director, University Collections, The University of Adelaide
  • Vice-President: Pauline Cockrill, Community History Officer, History Trust of South Australia
  • Secretary: Alice Beale, Senior Collection Manager Anthropology, South Australian Museum
  • Treasurer: Melinda Rankin, Director, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
  • Julia Garnaut, Local History Coordinator, City of Holdfast Bay
  • Tony Kanellos, Cultural Collections Manager & Museum Curator, Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide
  • Craig Middleton, Curator, Centre of Democracy, ‎History Trust of South Australia
  • Veronika Petroff, Ministerial Liason Officer, SA Public Sector
  • Moira Simpson, Museum Specialist and Art Educator

What do we do?

Each year, the Branch committee organises a variety of networking and professional development events to support its members.

The Branch hosts a regular networking breakfast with a guest speaker on the first Friday of each month from March to December between 8am-9am at East Terrace Continental, East Terrace, Adelaide, all are welcome to attend. We also host a regular exhibition club for likeminded professionals to critically engage with local exhibitions and displays.

The Branch is always on the lookout for local collaborations and opportunities to connect our members with the SA industry.

Whether you're a member or thinking about becoming a member, we want to know you!



Museums Galleries Australia (SA), PO Box 987, KENT TOWN  SA  5071

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