Why Attend AMaGA 2024?

Each plenary presented wonderful challenges to perspectives and fantastic insights. Speakers were all exemplary and highly engaging.

I found the online experience valuable and easy to navigate.

I thought the program was excellent and the conversation was mature and positive even when dealing with difficult topics. Well done all!

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: Immerse yourself in the unique gold rush heritage of Ballarat, set against the backdrop of majestic buildings in the CBD, providing a historic urban landscape for the conference. 

Diverse and engaging community: Benefit from the vibrant local community, including proud First Nations artists contributing significantly to the conference. Experience an inspired hospitality scene and dynamic creative community that enhances the historic heart of Ballarat. 

Museum sector and accessibility: Explore Ballarat's prominent museums, including Sovereign Hill and the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Engage with local academics strongly connected to the museum sector. Additionally, enjoy the convenience of Ballarat's proximity to Melbourne, easily accessible by direct train from the CBD and a shuttle bus from Melbourne Airport, with all conference venues within walking distance from the Ballarat Railway Station.

Educational and academic hub: Benefit from Ballarat's standing as an educational hub with the presence of the Australian Catholic University and Federation University. Engage with academics actively involved in the local museum sector, adding an enriching dimension to the conference experience.


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.