Join us on the lands of the Wadawurrung people for

AMaGA National Conference 2024
17 - 20 September 2024

(un)Common Ground is a space where old and new ideas collide, where understandings and priorities converge, and where conversations between colleagues and communities are navigated. 

(un)Common Ground is an exploration of what brings us together and what keeps us apart. It explores the blurred boundaries where commonalities and divisions intertwine. The theme invites reflections and conversations that explore the relationships, structures and gaps that define (or constrain) our sector. 

We invite participants to join us in Ballarat on Wadawurrung Country for important conversations inspired by the theme of (un)Common Ground, activism, coexistence, gatekeeping and innovation. 

AMaGA is Australia's peak body for the museums and galleries sector

The AMaGA National Conference represents a cornerstone of our professional development calendar, offering the largest annual forum for Australian museum and gallery professionals to engage in networking and knowledge exchange.

An inspired hospitality scene and dynamic creative community enlivens the historic heart of Ballarat, and the conference will embed this contemporary cultural experience in networking events and activations in unexpected places.

AMaGA 2024 will be held at iconic Ballarat venues, including Ballarat Civic Hall, The Goods Shed, Mining Exchange, The Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Ballaarat Mechanic Institute.

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Attend AMaGA 2024

The national conference is the highlight of the AMaGA professional development calendar and an important networking opportunity for the industry. Working with the City of Ballarat, AMaGA 2024 will provide: 

Rich heritage and cultural setting

Diverse and engaging community

 A focus on the museum sector and accessibility 

Educational and academic hub

A look back on AMaGA 2023

AMaGA 2023 saw 500 in-person delegates from across Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and international join together on the traditional lands of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples, to explore how areas of discomfort are being identified, acknowledged and addressed by museums and galleries in local and global contexts. 

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Thank you to the City of Ballarat, our destination partner

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AMaGA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, water, culture and community. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; and to Elders past and present.