Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Bursary deadline for MGA conference EXTENDED

In response to Members' request for more time to get their bursary application together--here is the extension! You now have until the (post holidays date) of 
Friday 24 February 2017 to get your application in.

Simply download this HERE form and get it to our wonderful Secretary Belinda Cotton. 
Belinda is famed for her helpfulness (and listening skills) and is happy to talk you through the application process and benefits of attending the national MGA conference being held in Brisbane from the 14 to 17 May 2017. You can also read our original offer here.

Some conference attendance pluses to inspire your application.

Participating in the conference Regional and Remote Day on the Sunday 14 May. Your chance to network with other workers who live outside the major capital cities.

Immersing yourself in the fascinating conference theme
“Fuli Town along the River Gambia” Travels into the Inland Parts of Africa, Francis Moore, 1745. From http://www.doaks.org

The theme of this year's conference is the exploration of cultural landscapes made practical in these four strands:

Custodians of Cultural Landscapes: interpretation, preserving cultural objects, stories, knowledge and values; sustainable practices

Social Landscape: arts health and wellbeing, tourism, collaboration, activism, stimulate / encourage action for the environment, community and cultural issues

Digital Landscape: audience engagement, digitising, digital publishing, emerging technologies

Learning Landscape: engaging demographically diverse audiences; education and public programming

Enjoying QAGOMA (Brisbane's version of MONA)

One of the exhibitions on offer is Lucent: Aboriginal and Pacific Works from the Collection
Evocations of light and its absence are explored through works ranging from installations of great majesty to intimate adornments for the body. 
Exploring the Queensland Museum and in particular its interactive science exhibitions.

Experiencing the connections between the Queensland museum, gallery and library and the whole Southbank scene. Of particular interest is the year along focus by the library on Digital Futures.

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