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.

Designing Regions: In Conversation Video Conference Series

A series of video conference interviews aimed at providing regional creative industry tertiary students with access to contemporary design/art practitioners through an interview and conversation format. The program facilitates engagement in design practice, growing regional design expertise. Price $60.00. Video conference interviews for 2017 and link to booking page and details:

Adam Goodrum: Industrial/furniture designer, 21 February, 11am, 45mins

Maria Fernanda Cardoso: Visual artist, 22 February, 11am, 45mins

Danielle Atkinson: Fashion designer, 7 March, 11am, 45mins

For more information contact Deborah Vaughan

How to Manage your Collection Induction

Three-day Inductions are designed for 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, 7 September 2016.

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, 7 September 2016.

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. Applications are due by 5.00pm, 7 September 2016.

Regional Stakeholder Forum

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

In 2017, the Forum will be held on Friday 10 November. 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.


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


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 or contact Deborah Vaughan +61 (02) 9217 0104.