People attending the Regional Stakeholder Forum, an event presented in partnership with Regional Arts NSW and Museums & Galleries of NSW. Photo Marinco Kojdanovski

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Regional Stakeholder Forum 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Duration: 6.5 hours
29 November 2019, 9am-3.30pm Powerhouse Museum

This annual forum is an opportunity for the regional museum sector to network and hear talks on current topics. The forum is free, but booking is essential. Tickets include complimentary morning tea and a light lunch. Registration is from 8:15 – 8:55 am. Doors open at 8:10 am. Please print your ticket and bring it with you.

The forum will be filmed and photographed for promotional purposes. Please let the crew know if you’d prefer not to be filmed or photographed.

Please note: There is a selection of four break-out sessions this year. You must register for only one of the break-out sessions to automatically gain a ticket to the full-day forum program. A list of the breakout sessions and booking links are below. Please remember to state your organisation when booking your ticket. If you are booking for a friend, you will have to state their name and register them in one break out session. The full-day forum program, with all presentations, synopses and presenter biographies, is available below to print out.

Please select from the following four options to book your ticket for the full-day


Handling and packing objects for movement presentation, Theatrette, L2
MAAS Collections Logistics Manager Mandy Crook and MAAS Conservator Frances Fitzpatrick will discuss what is necessary for undertaking the movement of museum objects. The session will include a demonstration with discussion on packing and transport for all types of objects across all types of collections.

Invisible mannequin demonstration, PLC Room A, L2 adjacent to Theatrette 
Join MAAS Conservator Suzanne Chee for a demonstration of how to make a popular style of mannequin known as the ‘invisible mannequin’, favoured for displaying historic garments and swimwear. Helpful conservation tips for displaying garments will also be discussed. Suzanne will demonstrate two different techniques for making mannequins: using strips of linen/canvas resembling papier-mâché and Fosshape, a synthetic fabric that heat shrinks into any shape you desire.

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise exhibition tour, L3 near entrance
Join MAAS Curator Glynis Jones and Assistant Curator Alysha Buss for a tour of this immersive exhibition, which is the first in-depth survey that captures the dynamic energy of Linda and Jenny’s creative partnership. The exhibition draws on more than four decades of one of the most influential pairings in the history of Australian fashion, examining the influences, inspirations and the compelling stories behind their work.

Linear exhibition tour, L2, opposite Theatrette
Join MAAS Head of Indigenous Engagement & Strategy Marcus Hughes for a tour of the museum’s newest exhibition – Linear.  Through the unique, diverse and personal voices of a remarkable group of Australia’s First Nations Peoples this exhibition explores the concept and significance of line and lineage within Indigenous cultural narratives and practices across science, technology, design and aesthetics.

For the full-day Regional Stakeholder Forum printable program please download the PDF.


Presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW and Regional Arts NSW.


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