University of Technology, Sydney UTS students basement tour. Students in basement costume area with Vanessa Thorne, Assistant Curator. Staff at work. Vanessa wearing blue latex gloves and showing garment to students.

Curate a display workshop and tour

Duration: 4.5 hours

This one-day program includes a workshop and tour with light lunch provided. It is specially designed for staff and volunteers of small museums and the collecting sector, and interested members of the public.

Curating a display workshop lead by MAAS curator Vanessa Thorne will explore the basic foundations of the curatorial process relevant to curating a display, including object selection, developing themes and writing labels. You will work in small groups to review a selection of objects from the MAAS collection and brainstorm ideas around themes for your display, plus interpreting the display for an audience.

Display Store: ‘state of art’ deep storage tour is a one-hour tour of the new Display Store lead by a MAAS Registrar. Participants on this tour will gain behind the scenes access and knowledge to how this facility is designed to house objects for optimum conditions. **Please note, you will be walking approximately 3 kilometres on this tour, with no seating available.

Program Schedule

9:30-10:00                   Registration and tea/coffee
10:00 – 12:30              Curating a display workshop
12:30 – 1:30                lunch of mixed sandwiches (gluten free available)
1:30 – 2:30                  Display Store: tour


AdultCurating a display workshop + tour$55.00
MAAS Member AdultCurating a display workshop + tour$50.00
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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Museums Discovery Centre venue page, including:

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