VMAGA Awards info session (2000 x 1400 px) (1)

Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA Victoria) and the Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) are excited to present the 2024 Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards.

This year marks the 31st year of the prestigious Awards, and the second year of the collaboration between our two organisations. Since its inception, this annual event recognises outstanding achievements within the Victorian museum, gallery, and community collecting sector.

Entries are open to all Victorian cultural organisations, including members of AMaGA Victoria and PGAV, that meet the eligibility criteria defined in the guidelines.

Nominations for the 2024 Awards are now open and will close 5pm, Friday 19 July 2024.

The Awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday 1 October 2024. 

An online information session will be held on Tuesday 23 April 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm. Details and registration link below.


2023 AWARDS CATEGORIES

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.

This year, we will be presenting a total of 11 awards to individuals and organisations who have made exceptional contributions to their field. There are four individual awards and seven project-based awards. We encourage everyone to consider nominating themselves or their peers for these prestigious awards.

Three Awards have been generously supported by Archival Survival (identified by an asterisk)

Each of the following award categories is accompanied by a set of guidelines, as well as an individual nomination form. To view the guidelines, click on the pink "Guidelines" button; and to nominate, click on the orange "Nominate" button.


INDIVIDUALS

Volunteer of the Year Award 

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Change-maker of the Year Award

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Martin Hallett Award for Community Engagement

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Lifetime Achievement Award

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ORGANISATION PROJECTS

Volunteer- run Project of the Year (Museums & Galleries)*

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Small Project of the Year (Museums)*

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Small Project of the Year (Galleries)*

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Medium Project of the Year (Museums)

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Medium Project of the Year (Galleries)

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Large Project of the Year (Museums & Galleries)

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First Nations Project of the Year (Museums & Galleries)

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Entries are open to all Victorian cultural organisations, including members of AMaGA Victoria and PGAV, that meet the eligibility criteria defined in the guidelines.


TEMPLATES

Download templates in PDF or Word to assist you prepare your nomination.

Volunteer of the Year Award templates

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Change-maker of the Year Award templates

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Martin Hallett Award for Community Engagement templates

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Lifetime Achievement Award templates

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Project Award templates

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INFORMATION SESSION

You are invited to attend an Information Session about the Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards 2024, where you can learn more about the Award categories and the nomination process.

The Awards recognise and commend outstanding achievements within Victoria’s museum, gallery and community collecting sector.  Following feedback from the 2023 judges, this year’s Awards will have simplified selection criteria, which place emphasis on innovation and impact.

Hear from Anne Robertson (PGAV) and Ash Robertson (AMaGA Victoria) who will discuss the award categories, guidelines – including the new selection criteria, and tips on how to make a strong nomination.

Entries are open to all Victorian cultural organisations, including members of AMaGA Victoria and PGAV, that meet the eligibility criteria defined in the guidelines.

Nominations for the 2024 Awards are now open and will close 5pm, Friday 19 July 2024.

EVENT DETAILS
When: Tuesday 23 April 2024
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: Zoom

REGISTER HERE

2023 awards

Discover recipients of the 2023 Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards held on 10 October 2023 at ACMI.

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Victorian Museums and Galleries Awards 2024 design by Pidgeon Ward.



The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.