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Conference Program

Download the 2019 Conference Program to read through the sessions, social activities and workshops:

Program Outline

Tuesday 17 September
From 1pm: Optional tours and activities
6pm: Welcome Reception

Wednesday 18 September
Full day of Conference presentations
PGQ and AMaGAQ drinks
Networking Dinners

Thursday 19 September
Full day of Conference presentations
Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards

Friday 20 September
9am-1pm: Masterclasses and Workshops

For the list of presenters and masterclasses, go to Speakers and Masterclasses / Workshops.

Social Activities

Tuesday 17 September:

1pm-5.30pm: Cultural Bus Tour
This tour included afternoon tea and a visit to Mulgrave Settlers Museum in Gordonvale, followed by a visit to Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct including Menmuny Museum and a Board Walk.

3pm-4.30pm: Weaving Workshop
In this workshop, participants learnt from artist Anne Jillett, Ellis Road Fibre Art, who creates woven forms from natural materials, yarn and recycled fabrics. Hosted by KickArts Contemporary Arts.

5pm-5.45pm: Cairns Arts and Culture Map - Public Art Walking Tour
This tour was an introduction to Cairns Arts & Culture Map and a attendees got taste of the vibrant collection of public art in the Cairns CBD. Hosted by Cairns Regional Council.

5pm-5.45pm: Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc. Tour
Participants explored CADCAI's significant collection and storage facility.

6pm-7.30pm: Welcome Reception at Cairns Museum

Go to the Cultural Tours & Activities page for more information on these Tuesday events.

Wednesday 18 September:

6pm-7pm: Pre-Dinner Drinks by Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) and Public Galleries Queensland (PGQ)
Facilitated by the AMaGA Queensland and PGQ committees.

From 7pm: Networking Dinner
Networking with colleagues over dinner. These networking dinners were grouped by area of interest:
- Public program / community engagement / visitor services
- Exhibition / curatorial / interpretation
- Open to all delegates

Thursday 19 September:

5.30pm-8pm: Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards
The Awards honour the achievements of individuals and organisations in striving towards excellence. They are open to museums, galleries, historical societies, keeping places and other related cultural organisations and the individuals who work in them. This event included networking over refreshments and the Award presentation to the 2019 winners and finalists.


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