National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) – MoMA at NGV

This morning I braved the exhibition opening day crowds and visited MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Not the world’s catchiest title, but, exactly describes what you are about to see.

Luckily I had planned ahead and pre-purchased my ticket. Otherwise I’d probably still be in the queue waiting! I got into the exhibition space quite quickly and started my journey through the displays.

If you are aware of what are called “compliment sandwiches” that’s exactly what I’m about to do next – positive, critical, positive. Let the implementation of a management strategy begin! Continue reading National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) – MoMA at NGV

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) – Wonderland

I am so glad I took the time to see Wonderland at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, better known as ACMI. Considering it was the day after the Museums Galleries Australia Conference and I still had some work to do, I just wanted to spend some time having fun. Luckily, I have a very good friend in Melbourne who was keen to visit with me and get lost in Wonderland.

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MGA Conference – Final Day

I want to begin this blog post by thanking the organisers and sponsors for the Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 2018. Also, a huge shout out to all the wonderful people I met over the four days – including some Twitter friends! I am going to share with you the top 3 things that I will take away from this conference. Firstly, however, here is a quick summary of the day. Continue reading MGA Conference – Final Day

MGA National Conference – Day 3

You know it has been a good day at a conference when your phone battery is on 1% and you have Twitter fatigue. You also start to realise that a portable charger might be a sound investment and you will definitely be acquiring one before the next conference.

I’m trying to structure each blog post a little differently. Yesterday, I summarised a few of the talks, mainly going through what I liked about the day. Today, I’m going to provide a breakdown of what I did throughout the day. I am so grateful to have Twitter helping me out on this one. Continue reading MGA National Conference – Day 3

MGA National Conference – Day 2

Before I say anything about the conference, I encourage anyone reading this who is not on Twitter to immediately open a new tab, go to Twitter and join. It is such a valuable tool in connecting museum professionals. It’s also a great place to see absolutely everything happening at the Museums Galleries 2018 Conference. Follow #MGAconf2018, sit back, pour a glass of wine (or whatever you like) and enjoy.

Today was probably one of the best days I have ever had a conference. It was informative, fun, and ended in me acquiring a gold dinosaur trophy. More on that last part later. I don’t quite know how to summarise the day. Every talk was like hitting the nail on the head in terms of being interesting and actually addressing the theme of the conference, ‘Agents of Change’. Continue reading MGA National Conference – Day 2

MGA (Museums Galleries Australia) National Conference – Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of the Museums Galleries Australia 2018 National Conference. While what was discussed wasn’t entirely tailored for the audience, there were still some fascinating topics on offer. Similar to last year’s conference, what I planned on seeing vs what I actually attended was a little different.

Before I continue, I just want to say that the most valuable part of these conferences is meeting new people and catching up with others. Now that I’m so far away from Sydney and Melbourne, I am really valuing this time! Notice that I didn’t use the dreaded word ‘networking’ – this is because it’s so much more than that. I am truly lucky to be a part of such an incredible industry. Continue reading MGA (Museums Galleries Australia) National Conference – Day 1

Museums Australia Conference 2018

I have just arrived in Melbourne for the 2018 Museums Australia Conference. I am so excited for the week ahead! I am even excited to visit the conference venue – the heritage listed Meat Market.

 

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Tomorrow I am attending the Regional, Remote and Community day which looks to be very informative. I hope it is a day filled with ‘what you can do on a small budget’. I will be posting a summary of the conference every day including little sections on what I’ve learnt. Continue reading Museums Australia Conference 2018