Museums Australasia 2016 conference: Bursaries now available

In Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of Auckland Art Gallery, 2014 (still from panoramic video interpretation of 1804 French scenic wallpaper Les Sauvages De La Mer Pacifique). Photo Credit: Lisa Reihana.

In Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of Auckland Art Gallery, 2014 (still from panoramic video interpretation of 1804 French scenic wallpaper Les Sauvages De La Mer Pacifique). Photo Credit: Lisa Reihana.

The museum is pleased to be offering up to six conference bursaries for the Museums Australasia 2016 conference Facing the Future: local, global and Pacific possibilities being held from 15-19 May 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. This is the first joint conference of Museums Australia and Museums Aotearoa.

The bursaries cover the full conference registration fee (including conference dinner) only, with successful applicants required to fund their own airfare, accommodation and related expenses. Applicants will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

Bursaries are available to incorporated, not-for-profit, organisations active in collecting, preserving, interpretation and exhibiting Australia’s maritime heritage (such as a museum, historical society or community based organisation).

Applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • The likely benefit and value to the applicant and the applicant’s organisation.
  • How the applicants learning and experience is proposed to be effectively transferred to their organisation on their return.

Applications will CLOSE at 5pm (EST) Monday 21 March 2016, with successful applicants by 28 March 2016.

Applications are to be lodged in electronic form by the closing date and time by email to Dr Lynda Kelly (lkelly@anmm.gov.au). Please direct any enquiries to Lynda.

Download the attached form for more details (including conditions for applications) and to apply:

MA2016 bursary application FINAL

-Dr Lynda Kelly, Head of Learning 

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