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

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 half-day workshop and storage tour 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 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 of interest 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. 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

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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.

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.