Regional Program

We engage with regional NSW communities, reaching audiences across digital and physical means through public programming, co-productions, festivals and partnerships. The Regional Program includes presentations, workshops, video conferencing and initiatives that support regional NSW collecting organisations and communities.

How to Manage your Collection Induction

Three-day Inductions are designed for staff and volunteers from regional museums and galleries with limited experience in collection management. Participants gain a basic understanding of the way objects in a large collecting institution are registered, conserved, stored and documented.

Two placements are awarded annually through a competitive selection process. Successful applicants receive a three-day living allowance subsidised by MAAS.

For further information, see the Induction selection criteria and application form. Applications are due by 5.00pm, 9 September 2015.

How to Conserve your Collection Workshop

Introductory conservation workshops are designed for regional collecting organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public.

Workshops are partially subsidised by MAAS. A fee applies and application is through a competitive process. They are delivered by a MAAS conservator at a regional location.

For further information, see the Workshop selection criteria and application form. Applications are due by 5.00pm, 9 September 2015.

Curator Site Visits

One-day curator site visits are designed for regional organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public. The site visits are tailored for organisations that need help formulating acquisition and promotional strategies, identifying significant objects and writing statements of significance.

A fee applies for a curator site visit, which is partially subsidised by MAAS and available through a competitive selection process.

For further information, see the Curator Visit selection criteria and application form. Applications are due by 5.00pm, 9 September 2015.

Regional Stakeholder Forum

The Regional Stakeholder Forum is held annually in November in partnership with Museums & Galleries NSW and Regional Arts NSW.

If you are a new regional collecting organisation with a publicly-accessible collection and would like to receive forum updates, please subscribe here.

Loans and Collection Access

Our extensive and diverse collection is available for loan to regional museums and galleries. For more details, download our Outgoing Loans Program Information sheet.

Publishing

A number of our museology publications are useful for regional collecting institutions. For more information, see our Bookshop.

Education

Digital and video conference programs provides educational opportunities for Primary and Secondary students in regional communities. For more information, view our Primary and Secondary School Programs.

Touring Exhibitions

We develop a suite of exhibitions to tour regionally. For more information, see our list of travelling exhibitions.

For enquiries on Regional Programs email deborah.vaughan@maas.museum or contact Deborah Vaughan +61 (02) 9217 0104.