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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 inquires contact deborah.vaughan@maas.museum

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 inquires contact deborah.vaughan@maas.museum

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 inquires contact deborah.vaughan@maas.museum

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.

Regional Stakeholder Forum

A free event held in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW and Regional Arts NSW. The Forum program includes presentations and break-out sessions of interest to the Regional and Western Sydney collecting sector.
View the 2018 Forum presentations
View the 2019 Forum presentations

MAAS Regional Digital Mobile Unit

This 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, 3D Printing workshops teach the basics of 3D printing, uncovering the exciting potential of open source design. For inquires contact deborah.vaughan@maas.museum

Regional Webinar Series

A  series of webinar interviews aimed at providing regional creative industry tertiary students access to contemporary designers and artists. Creative practitioners respond to student questions while presenting their work to a live audience. The program aims at growing regional creative capacity in the tertiary sector. View segments of interviews:
Industrial designer Adam Goodrum
Artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso
Fashion designer Danielle Atkinson
Brand director for fashion label ‘Song for the Mute’ Melvin Tanaya
Curators in Conversation: Katie Dyer and Kezia Geddes

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.

Regional Resources

For Regional collecting organisations, The Regional Resources page provides information on Conservation, Museum Practice, Loans and other useful information.

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