Artist Brian Robinson presenting at the ‘Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture Seminar’, 2019. Photo: Profile Photographics, courtesy of M&G QLD.

Past events

Learn more about M&G QLD’s past events that have been hosted across Queensland since 2015.

You will find information about each event, including free resources such as worksheets and video presentations.

2021 past events

Revitalising Your Volunteer Program Workshop – Mundubbera

23 September 2021, 10am-4pm
Mundubbera Shire Hall, 26 Lyons St, Mundubbera

This workshop will have a specific focus on the unique opportunities and challenges of volunteer engagement in museums and galleries.

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Revitalising Your Volunteer Program Workshop – Kingaroy

22 September 2021, 10am-4pm
Kingaroy Town Hall, Lot 28 Glendon St, Kingaroy

This workshop will have a specific focus on the unique opportunities and challenges of volunteer engagement in museums and galleries.

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Curio Publisher Webinar

20 August 2021, 12.30pm-1.30pm
Online

This two part workshop taught participants how to create a touchscreen interactive using Curio Publisher.

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Building Creative Places

4 June 2021, 12.30pm – 4.30pm
HOTA Gallery, Surfers Paradise

Building Creative Places was a cultural sector seminar focussing on community engagement and infrastructure projects.

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Integrated Pathology Learning Centre Night Tour

21 May 2021, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Integrated Pathology Learning Centre, Brisbane

Queensland Emerging Professionals Network representatives took a tour of The University of Queensland’s Integrated Pathology Learning Centre (IPLC).

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2020 past events

Join the Conversation: Re-engaging volunteers

29 October 2020, 10am – 11am
Online via Zoom

Together, attendees discussed volunteers returning to museums and galleries in Queensland.

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Small Museums Conference

15 – 18 October 2020
Historic Ormiston House, Redlands Coast

2020’s conference theme was ‘Environment, Heritage, Sustainability’ and was hosted by Historic Ormiston House.

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Museum Skills Workshop: Significance assessment

24 October 2020
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum

In this workshop, participants heard how ‘significance’ is used to define the meanings and value of collection items through research and analysis.

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Museum Skills Workshop: Preventive conservation and disaster preparedness

7 September 2020
Rockhampton Art Gallery

This workshop provided participants with a general overview of preventive conservation principles that underpin the use and preservation of cultural collections.

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Museum Skills Workshop: Collection management

6 September 2020
Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery, Biloela

This session provided an overview of collection management principles.

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Audience Recovery Seminar Series: Visitor intentions

30 July 2020
Online zia Zoom

Presenters talked through findings from the latest research on the intentions of visitors to return to cultural institutions.

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Audience Recovery Seminar Series: Visitor re-engagement

23 July 2020
Online via Zoom

Presenters shared the strategies, processes, and planning involved in welcoming back visitors to their institutions after being closed for a long period following natural disasters and redevelopment.

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Audience Recovery Seminar Series: Community engagement

16 July 2020
Online zia Zoom

The panel in this session shared the projects that have been developed to connect with and support their communities, and what their strategies are to continue to work with or re-engage their community.

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Audience Recovery Seminar Series: Marketing strategies

9 July 2020
Online via Zoom

The panel in this session shared their marketing strategies that have been implemented to build their museum/gallery profile and reach their audiences.

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Join the Conversation: Reopening strategies and tips

4 June 2020, 10am – 11am
Online via Zoom

The panel shared some strategies and tips to help facilitate a safe and successful reopening.

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Join the Conversation: Developing education resources

14 May 2020, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Online via Zoom

Together, the panel discussed which education resources and programs are working best for teachers and home-learners, and what are the best ways for galleries and museums to connect with educators.

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Join the Conversation: How are you connecting with your audience?

23 April 2020, 10am – 11am
Online via Zoom

Participants joined an informal conversation on developing content for your audience.

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Securing Funding Workshop

11 March 2020, 9am – 5pm
The Stack, Mount Isa Civic Centre

This free workshop aimed to increase the capacity of museum and gallery staff and volunteers to secure funding by providing opportunities to speak face-to-face with funding bodies, learn about alternative sources of funding, find the right source of funding for your project, and improve application writing skills.

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The Object of Labels: Writing interpretive text for exhibitions

21 February 2020
Supreme Court Library Queensland, Brisbane

This workshop provided participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to write effective interpretive text, exploring both the theory and practice behind good labels.

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2019 past events

New Woman: Emerging professionals exhibition tour

22 November 2019, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Museum of Brisbane

This event was an opportunity to join Queensland Emerging Professionals Network representative, Leisha, for a tour of ‘New Woman’ at Museum of Brisbane, which featured artwork from significant and ground-breaking female artists over the past 100 years.

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The Object of Labels: Writing interpretive text for exhibitions

29 October 2019, 10am – 1pm
Logan Art Gallery

This workshop provided participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to write effective interpretive text, exploring both the theory and practice behind good labels.

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Opening Doors: M&G QLD Conference

17 – 20 September 2019
Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

A major professional development initiative dedicated to the volunteer and professional workers in Queensland’s public gallery and museum sector.

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Preventive Conservation with Christine Ianna

16 June 2019, 9.30am – 4pm
The Living Arts Centre, Blackall

This workshop provided participants with a general overview and hands-on experience of preventive conservation principles that underpin the use and preservation of cultural collections.

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Collection Management: Cataloguing with Lisa Jones

15 June 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm
The Living Arts Centre, Blackall

The workshop covered the principals of good collection management and documentation; and cataloguing systems.

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Cultural Trivia

29 March 2019, 6pm
Outer Space Artist Run Initiative, Brisbane

Cultural Trivia was an entertaining evening of trivia and casual networking with museum and gallery colleagues.

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Securing Funding Workshop

14 – 15 March 2019,
The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich

This free workshop aimed to increase the capacity of museum and gallery staff and volunteers to secure funding by providing opportunities to speak face-to-face with funding bodies, learn about alternative sources of funding, find the right source of funding for your project, and improve application writing skills.

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Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture

7 February 2019, 1.30pm – 5pm
The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

An industry seminar that explored topics including the role of sculpture in contemporary art; curating sculptural exhibitions; outdoor/public sculpture; and how regional galleries can engage with artists working in this medium.

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2018 past events

Small Museums Conference

26 – 28 October 2018
Roma Auditorium

The conference inspired communities to share and preserve local history from yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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Legal and ethical frameworks

10 August 2018, 10am – 3pm
Supreme Court Library Queensland, Brisbane

The workshop covered a range of issues that affect the day-to-day management of collections and organisations.

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Museum Skills Workshops: Disaster preparedness

23 June 2018
Old Government House, Brisbane

The workshop provided staff and volunteers from museums and galleries with the knowledge and skills to enable them to develop and successfully implement an effective disaster plan specific to their collections and organisations.

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Museum Skills Workshops: Significance assessment

15 June 2018
Supreme Court Library Queensland, Brisbane

In this workshop, participants heard how significance is used to define the meanings and value of collection items through research and analysis.

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Museum Skills Workshops: Collection management

25 May 2018
Old Government House, Brisbane

The session provideed an overview of collection management principles and provided an opportunity to explore both the theory and practice of core collection management functions.

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Museum Skills Workshops: Preventive conservation

4 May 2018
National Archives of Australia, Brisbane

This workshop provided participants with a general overview and hands-on experience of preventive conservation principles that underpin the use and preservation of cultural collections.

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Securing Funding Workshop

27 – 28 March 2018
Maroochy Surf Club, Maroochydore

This free workshop aimed to increase the capacity of museum and gallery staff and volunteers to secure funding by providing opportunities to speak face-to-face with funding bodies, learn about alternative sources of funding, find the right source of funding for your project, and improve application writing skills.

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2017 past events

Legal and ethical frameworks

10 November 2017, 10am – 3pm
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

The workshop covered a range of issues that affect the day-to-day management of collections and organisations.

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Transfigure: Learning in cultural environments

28 September 2017, 1pm – 5.30pm
The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

The Transfigure seminar explored innovative learning initiatives in museums and galleries and stimulated discussion around the way cultural organisations provide learning opportunities to engage their visitors.

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Securing Funding Workshop

23 – 24 March 2017
Chinchilla Cultural Centre

This free workshop aimed to increase the capacity of museum and gallery staff and volunteers to secure funding by providing opportunities to speak face-to-face with funding bodies, learn about alternative sources of funding, find the right source of funding for your project, and improve application writing skills.

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2016 past events

Careers in Museums and Galleries: Networking event

24 November, 3pm – 5pm
QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane

This event included talks on postgraduate and personal pathways, followed by a networking event.

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Small Museums Conference

7 – 9 October 2016
Brolga Theatre, Maryborough

The theme of the Conference was Storytelling and how museums can create an experience that engages visitors, empowers discovery and ignites debate, sparking the imagination in a unique way.

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Imagining a Future

15 September 2016, 1pm – 5.30pm
The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

The seminar focussed on the future of cultural institutions with an emphasis on community engagement and ways of encouraging active involvement as they strive to be vibrant, accessible and essential places for communities.

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Securing Funding Workshop

20 – 21 July 2016
Quest on Gordon, Mackay

This free workshop aimed to increase the capacity of museum and gallery staff and volunteers to secure funding by providing opportunities to speak face-to-face with funding bodies, learn about alternative sources of funding, find the right source of funding for your project, and improve application writing skills.

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Museum Skills Workshops: Collection management – Part 2

23 April 2016
Mary Poppins Building, Maryborough

Topics covered: caring for the collection; sharing the collection; and protecting the collection.

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Museum Skills Workshops: Collection management – Part 1

9 April 2016
Mary Poppins Building, Maryborough

Topics covered: good collection management practice; museum policies; good collection documentation practice; storage systems; and object handling.

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Museum Skills Workshops: Significance assessment

19 March 2016
Mary Poppins Building, Maryborough

Topics covered: assessing significance; Significance 2.0, the power of provenance; writing a statement of significance; and reviewing statements of significance.

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2015 past events

The Edge of Change: New approaches to digital engagement

19 November 2015, 1pm – 5.30pm
The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

The seminar focussed on digital engagement and the use of technology to innovatively enhance audience engagement with collections and individual artists’ works.

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Volunteer Recruitment and Management Workshop

13 October 2015
Mackay

This workshop introduced some of the principals and practices of effective volunteer management.

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2015 M&G QLD Conference

6 – 7 August 2015
The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich

A major professional development initiative dedicated to the volunteer and professional workers in Queensland’s public gallery and museum sector.

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Securing Funding Workshop

11 – 12 March 2015
Townsville Sports House

The workshop covered designing a project, preparing a budget and finding the right grant for your project. There was presentations from funding bodies, a presentation on philanthropy and sponsorship, as well as successful case studies from a range of funding opportunities.

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