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
Designing Regions: In Conversation Video Conference Series
A series of video conference interviews aimed at providing regional creative industry tertiary students access to contemporary designers, including object and fashion designers, artists, ceramicists, graphic and digital animation practitioners. The format is an “in conversation” interview, where students can directly ask designers questions about their practice. The program facilitates engagement in design, growing regional design expertise. Price $80.00 per group (20 students max in group). The next video conference scheduled is Designing Regions: In conversation with artist Ah Xian on 8 August 2018. For more information contact Deborah Vaughan email@example.com
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. The application is due by 5.00pm, Wednesday 8 August 2018.
How to Curate your Collection Workshop
A one-day curator workshop/site visit is designed for regional 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, which is partially subsidised by MAAS and available through a competitive selection process. They are delivered by a MAAS curator at a regional location
For further information, see the Curator workshop selection criteria and application form. The application is due by 5.00pm, Wednesday 8 August 2018.
How to Program for your Collection Workshop
A one-day introductory workshop designed for regional organisations that maintain a community-owned collection accessible to the public and delivered by a MAAS program producer at a regional location. The workshop/site visit is suitable for organisations that need help with basic skills in developing programs to accompany exhibitions. A fee applies for the workshop/site visit, which is partially subsidised by MAAS and available through a competitive selection process.
For further information, see the Program workshop selection criteria and application form. The application is due by 5.00pm, Wednesday 8 August 2018.
Museum Practice Workshops at Museum Discovery Centre
A one-day program specially designed for the small museum and collecting sector at the Museum Discovery Centre, Castle Hill. The program include either a one-day workshop or workshop and tour of the ‘deep storage’ facility, with a light lunch. Free parking is available at this venue. Ticket price: Adults $55.00, MAAS members $50.00. The next workshops scheduled are Invisible Mannequins workshop and Storage Tour on 1 August 2018 and Labelling Your Display Workshop and Storage Tour on 19 September 2018. Bookings essential at program link.
Regional Stakeholder Forum
The Regional Stakeholder Forum is held annually in November in partnership with Museums & Galleries NSW and Regional Arts NSW.
In 2018, the Forum will be held on Friday 23 November. If you are a new regional collecting organisation with a publicly-accessible collection and would like to receive forum updates, please register 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Deborah Vaughan +61 (02) 9217 0104.