About

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.

To find out more about our programs register for the Regional e-newsletter

How to Conserve Your Collection Workshop

Introductory one-day conservation workshop designed for Regional NSW and Western Sydney collecting organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public. A fee applies and application is through a competitive process. Workshops are delivered by a MAAS conservator at a Regional or Western Sydney location. For further information, see the workshop selection criteria and application form. The application is due Thursday 15 August 2019.

How to Curate your Collection Workshop

A one-day curator workshop designed for Regional NSW and Western Sydney collecting organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public. The workshop is for organisations that need help with basic skills in developing exhibitions, identifying significant objects and writing statements of significance. A fee applies and application is through a competitive process. Workshops are delivered by a MAAS curator at a Regional or Western Sydney location. For further information, see the workshop selection criteria and application form. The application is due Thursday 15 August 2019.

How to Manage your Collection Workshop

A one-day registration workshop designed for Regional and Western Sydney organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public. The workshop is suitable for organisations that need help with skills fundamental to managing their collection. The workshop will cover object cataloging, acquisition process; borrowing and lending; storage; movement and handling objects.  A fee applies and application is through a competitive process. For further information see the workshop selection criteria and application form. The application is due Thursday 15 August 2019.

Museum Practice Workshops and Tour at Museum Discovery Centre

A one-day program specially designed for the Western Sydney and Regional museum sector, held at the Museum Discovery Centre, Castle Hill. The one-day workshop or half-day workshop and storage tour includes a light lunch. Free parking is available at this venue. Ticket price: Adults $55.00, MAAS members $42.00. The next scheduled workshops are Museum Social Media workshop and storage tour on 24 July 2019 and Museum Photography workshop and storage tour on 29 August 2019.

Regional Stakeholder Forum

The Regional Stakeholder Forum is a free event held in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW and Regional Arts NSW. The one-day program consists of speaker presentations and break-out sessions that are of interest to the regional collecting sector. The 2019 forum will be held on Friday 29 November.
View the 2018 Forum presentations

MAAS Regional Digital Mobile Unit

The MAAS Regional Digital program introduces children and adults to STEAM content through onsite workshops in Regional locations. ThinkerShield basic coding is an exciting workshop that introduces the creative possibilities of electronics and programming. The program uses the Thinkershield, the Museum’s custom micro-controller.  The 3D Printing basics workshop teaches the basics of 3D printing and uncovers the exciting potential of open source design. For enquires contact deborah.vaughan@maas.museum

Designing Regions: In Conversation Video Conference Series

Designing Regions was a series of video conference interviews aimed at providing regional creative industry tertiary students access to contemporary designers and artists. Creative practitioners directly responded to tertiary student questions and presented their work in the studio to the live audience. The program was aimed at growing regional design expertise. View segments of interviews with:
Industrial designer Adam Goodrum
Artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso
Fashion designer Danielle Atkinson
Brand director for fashion label ‘Song for the Mute’ Melvin Tanaya

Join our Regional E-newletter

If you would like to receive updates on Regional programs join our Regional e-newletter by ticking the “Regional programs” box.

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 publications are useful for regional collecting institutions. For more information, see our Bookshop. ‘Rust Never Sleeps: Care and Conservation of Farm Machinery‘ is a new publication developed by the MAAS Conservation Team and is for anyone who cares for historic farm machinery — whether you work in a museum, community group, are a private collector, have an interest in history or just own a piece of old farm equipment. Available now

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.