Collection Management 101 Workshop: Understanding and managing museum collections

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About the event

M&G QLD is running a free Collection Management 101 Workshop in April 2023 in the following local government areas: Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Southern Downs.

Presenter: Josh Tarrant, Senior Museum Development Officer – South East Queensland Region

The workshop will provide museums, galleries and other relevant community groups with an overview of collection management principles, including cataloguing, storage and collection handling.


M&G QLD’s Collection Management 101 Workshop will be held:

  • Wednesday 19 April 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Somerset Civic Centre, 35 Esk Hampton Rd, Esk QLD 4312

  • Thursday 20 April 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton QLD 4343

  • Wednesday 26 April 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, The Centre, Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert QLD 4285

  • Thursday, 27 April 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Queensland College of Wine Tourism, 22 Caves Rd, Stanthorpe QLD 4380

Numbers are limited so please RSVP by clicking the link below or contacting us on: 
(07) 3059 9742. Lunch will be provided.

About the Presenter

Josh Tarrant is part of the Queensland Museum Network’s Museum Development Officer (MDO) Program and based in Ipswich, Queensland.

Josh assists community-focused organisations with the management and interpretation of their museums and collections.

Josh has worked in a range of regional and metropolitan museums throughout Australia. He uses his curatorial and collection management experience to help groups to engage communities and unlock the potential of their collections. His approach is outcome oriented and is responsive to the unique environments and dynamics of the groups he works with.

This is the second workshop in M&G QLD’s Museum and Gallery Recovery and Preparedness Workshop Series being delivered throughout 2023 in the Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Southern Downs local government regions. Aimed at staff and volunteers from public museums, galleries and their communities, the Series includes six workshops covering Mental Health & Wellbeing, Collection Management, Digitisation & Access, Disaster Preparedness, Contemporary Collecting, and Volunteer Program Revitalising.

This project is supported by The Australian Government through its Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program.

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