Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Bursaries to attend Future-proofing Conference 6-7 October

The Victorian Branch of Museums Australia welcomes and invites colleagues from interstate to attend its Future-proofing Conference 6-7 October on beautiful Phillip Island. This conference is incorporating the Regional, Remote and Community Museums Day traditionally held at the National Conference and bursaries are available to support regional, remote and community museum and gallery colleagues, and friends from Keeping Places to attend the Conference. Funding for these bursaries has been generously provided to the Museums Australia National Office by the Australian Federal Government Ministry for the Arts. Funding will be allocated to assist with travel and registration costs. Per diem expenses, accommodation costs, wage reimbursement and sundries are not eligible for funding.

Applications must be received by 5 pm AEST on Monday 18 July.
To apply, please download the attached bursary application form and email the completed form to our National Office (

For more about this conference see the previous blog entry or go the Conference website. The event will include traditional keynotes, interactive discussions, lightning talks, focused parallel sessions, and a discussion panel. Topics to be covered include: the impact of climate change on museum buildings and collections, developing regional audiences, interpretation and storytelling, and adapting to change. Keynote Speakers are Adam Rozan, Director of Audience Engagement at the Worcester Art Museum in the US, Dr J Patrick Greene OBE, CEO of Museum Victoria, and Jacqui Hemsley, Director of MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury).

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