Nomination Form

The Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across the sector. They seek to reward presenting and collecting organisations and the individuals who support and strengthen Victoria’s creative and cultural industries through outstanding work and a commitment to best practice.

Martin Hallett (1945-2019) was a former senior manager for the Victorian Cultural Network at Creative Victoria, deputy chief executive of Museums Victoria, curator emeritus, and lifelong champion of public collections, community engagement and empowerment.

The Martin Hallett Award for Community Engagement recognises individuals who, like Martin, have demonstrated a commitment to and championing of increased access to collections and exhibitions for all Victorians. This award shines a light on those who have worked to increase public accessibility to collections, finding innovative ways to employ collections as tools for education, inspiration, and social change.

All paid staff and volunteers who are serving within the Victorian museum and gallery sector are eligible to be nominated in the 2024 Martin Hallett Award for Community Engagement. These organisations include all public museums and galleries, archives, zoos, botanical gardens, historical societies, libraries, Keeping Places, science centres, and any other organisations that acquire, conserve and exhibit arts and cultural material. Nominations must address all assessment criteria, and individuals must currently be a paid staff or volunteer member of a presenting or collecting organisation or have ended their work agreement within the past 12 months.