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. Please register for the Regional e-newsletter by ticking the ‘Regional programs’ box on the form
How to Conserve your Collection Workshop
Introductory one-day conservation workshops are 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. They 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 8 August 2019.
How to Curate your Collection Workshop
A one-day curator workshop/site visit is designed for regional NSW and western Sydney collecting organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public. The workshop/site visit is for organisations that need help with basic skills in developing exhibitions, identifying significant objects and writing statements of significance. A fee applies for a curator workshop/site visit, available through a competitive selection process. They are delivered by a MAAS curator at a regional or western Sydney location.
For further information, see the Curator workshop selection criteria and application form. The application is due Thursday 8 August 2019.
Museum Practice workshops and tour at MDC
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 workshop and tour of the ‘deep storage’ facility also includes a light lunch. Free parking is available at this venue. Ticket price: Adults $55.00, MAAS members $50.00. The next scheduled workshops are Curate a Display workshop and tour on 27 February 2019, Museum Object loans workshop on 10 April 2019 and Managing Museum Archives workshop on 29 May 2019. Bookings essential..
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 relevant to the regional collecting sector. To be notified of the 2019 Regional Stakeholder Forum Program join our Regional e-newsletter.
View the 2018 Forum presentations
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. Students could directly put questions to the designer. Practitioners also presented their work in the studio to the live audience of tertiary students. 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
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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.
A number of our museology 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
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.
We develop a suite of exhibitions to tour regionally. For more information, see our list of travelling exhibitions.
For enquiries on Regional Programs email email@example.com or contact Deborah Vaughan +61 (02) 9217 0104.