DATE CLAIMER: 18-20 September 2019, Cairns QLD

Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD) invites input into the development of themes and topics for the 2019 State Conference. The conference provides a major professional development opportunity for gallery and museum paid and volunteer staff throughout Queensland. A full program will explore topical issues in museum and gallery practice. The conference also provides an ideal time to network with colleagues from around the state and beyond.

Your suggestions and feedback are valuable in shaping the conference program. Thanks for taking the time to add your opinions.

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* 1. Please rate how valuable each of the following parts of a conference are to you:

  Very valuable Somewhat valuable Not valuable
Networking
Speaker presentations
Masterclasses (high-level for skilled professionals)
Workshops (basic-level practical sessions)

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* 2. Would you be interested in attending any of the following social events as part of the conference? (These may be at an additional cost)

  Very interested Interested Not interested No opinion
Welcome drinks
Conference dinner with all interested delegates
Small networking dinner with people sharing your area of interest (e.g. public programs, exhibitions, collection management, etc.)
M&G QLD Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) presentation
Tours of cultural venues

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* 3. The following is a sample of topics that could be offered at the conference. How interested are you in learning more about each of them?

  Very interested Interested Not interested No opinion
Arts and health
Basic curatorial skills
The evolving role of curators
Co-curation and co-creation of content with audiences
Copyright and collections
Legal and ethical frameworks
Digitisation and access
The benefits of deaccessioning
Disaster preparedness
Exhibition development and touring
Exhibition installation
Interpretation - enriching the visitor experience
Lighting - making economically and environmentally sustainable decisions
Marketing and social media
Preventive conservation
Programming to engage a culturally diverse audience
Programming experiences for children
Developing public programs (general)
Seeking grants and writing applications
Sponsorship and fundraising
Understanding display practices
Using interactive technology in cultural organisations
Visitor research and how to use the data
Volunteer recruitment and retention

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* 4. If you indicated 'very interested' in any of the above topics, is there any specific aspect you would like to see covered?

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* 5. Do you have any suggestions for other topics?

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* 6. Do you have any suggestions for specific speakers? (including in Australia or Internationally)

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* 7. Would you be interested in attending Masterclasses / Workshops on specific topics as part of the Conference?

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* 8. If so, what topics would you like to see covered in the masterclasses / workshops?

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* 9. Your Details (optional)
M&G QLD may contact you for further information on feedback and/or suggestions you have provided in this survey

Thanks for your input.

If you have any queries, please contact Leisha Walker, Training and Professional Development Program Officer on 07 3059 9743 or email leisha.walker@magsq.com.au

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