Nominations for the 2019 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) are now open.
Separate nominations forms for organisations and for individuals are available in the column at right, to download as a 'fillable' PDF or as a Word document.
The 2019 GAMAA presentation event will be held in Cairns in September during M&G QLD's 2019 Conference, Opening Doors.
Nominations close at 5pm on Monday, 24 June 2019.
2019 GAMAA Supporters
The GAMAA are presented by Museums & Galleries Queensland to honour the achievements of individuals and organisations in striving towards excellence. The awards are open to all Queensland public/non-commercial* museums, galleries, historical societies, keeping places and other related cultural organisations and the individuals who work in them.
(*There are some privately-owned museums and galleries that are eligible to nominate. See nomination form for more information.)
- Encourage continuous improvement and development of galleries, museums and related cultural organisations;
- Enhance the profile of galleries, museums and related cultural organisations in local and wider communities;
- Inspire and recognise best practice; and
- Recognise and encourage the contribution made by individuals to their organisations and to the gallery and museum sector.
Anyone can nominate an organisation or an individual for a GAMAA — the general public, workers within the gallery and museum sector, local government officers or other interested stakeholders. Organisations can self-nominate or can be nominated by others. Individuals must be nominated by another person.
There are six categories for Organisation Awards:
#1 PROJECTS: Organisations with paid staff
#2 PROJECTS: Organisations volunteer run (or paid staff of up to 1 FTE)
#3 ENGAGEMENT: Organisations with paid staff
#4 ENGAGEMENT: Organisations volunteer run (or paid staff of up to 1 FTE)
#5 SUSTAINABILITY: Organisations with paid staff
#6 SUSTAINABILITY: Organisations volunteer run (or paid staff of up to 1 FTE)
There are two categories for Individual Awards:
#1 Paid staff
#2 Volunteer staff
Organisations with paid staff of up to 1 FTE (full-time equivalent) are eligible to nominate in the volunteer run categories. If in doubt, phone M&G QLD to discuss.
The winners in each GAMAA category receive a specially commissioned trophy by a Queensland artist/designer.
The GAMAA is judged by a panel of industry peers, representing large and small, regional and metropolitan organisations, and paid and volunteer staff.
Nominations are scored against the selection criteria for each category. Nominations that don't address the selection criteria are deemed ineligible for judging.
Previous Winners and Finalists
For GAMAA enquiries, please contact M&G QLD on 07 3059 9740 or freecall 1800 866 101.
Banner image above: GAMAA trophies on display at the Museum of Brisbane in November 2013. The GAMAA trophies are commissioned from a different Queensland artist/designer each year, through the generous sponsorship of Brian Tucker Accounting.
L-R back row: Lucas Salton, Craig Flood, Julie Shepherd, Joanna Bone.
L-R front row: Marc Harrison, Matt Dwyer, Elizabeth Shaw and Nick Ashby, Glen Skien, Donna Marcus. Photo: Chelsea Sipthorp.