Australian Museum and Galleries Association (AMaGA) National Conference in Alice Springs.

Australian Museum and Galleries Association (AMaGA) National Conference in Alice Springs.

Our Business Evaluation and Audit Practice Manager, Margaret Lovell recently attended the Australian Museum and Galleries Association (AMaGA) National Conference which was held in Alice Springs. Here Margaret shares more about this important event and ways in which Curijo can support this fantastic work in the museum and gallery sector.

“It was a pleasure to represent the museums and gallery sector at the recent Australian Museums and Galleries Association National Council meeting in Alice Springs. Whilst I was unable to attend the whole conference due to work commitments in Canberra, I was able to participate in the first day of conference sessions which focused on regional and remote galleries and museums, and rekindle old friendships with some of the key players in the museum and gallery sector around Australia, particularly in Alice Springs and Darwin.

Keynote speakers at the Conference included Founder of Indigital, Mikaela Jade (named one of Australia’s most influential female entrepreneurs in 2019), Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Pat Dodson, and internationally recognised digital and cultural thinker, Keir Winesmith (see Old Ways – New, link below);

Curijo maintained its Conference presence through sponsorship of the notepads, which were included in each of the 400 delegate’s conference showbags. They’ll spread the Curijo message right across the country. We also provided company brochures to the Conference venue which had been tailored to describe a specific service offer to the gallery sector.

A key announcement made at the Conference was the launch of the Indigenous Roadmap, designed with Terri Janke’s assistance to enhance sector engagement with community and provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work in museums and galleries. Our involvement with the Conference is an important demonstration of Curijo’s commitment to two-way learning, providing opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and reconciliation.

My hope is that we can assist our colleagues in the museum and gallery sector in implementing their Indigenous Roadmaps, and with other audit and evaluation work”.

Marg Lovell

BEA Practice Manager

https://www.amaga.org.au/news/launching-first-peoples-roadmap-enhancing-indigenous-engagement-museums-and-galleries

https://www.amaga.org.au/news/amaga-2019-national-conference

https://oldwaysnew.com/#home

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