Welcome to MGA2018

Museums Galleries Australia invites you to take part in this significant national conference. Bringing together current and future leaders and decision-makers in museums, galleries and governments from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, the conference will be an outstanding three-day experience for all.

The MGA2018 conference will include a full program of speakers, workshops, masterclasses, social activities and extended tours, with multiple opportunities for interaction between delegates and sponsors and for showcasing products and services.

We invite you to join us in June 2018
This is the leading opportunity for organisations and supporters to participate in this flagship event for the galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) sector.

We are anticipating 400+ delegates from throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, with a diverse mix of museum and gallery directors, volunteers, managers, academics, curators, consultants, policy-makers, service providers and specialists from curatorial, collections management, conservation, marketing, HR, and more.

Laura Miles
Padraic Fisher

Conference Organising Committee Co-Chairs


Important Deadlines

Sponsorship and exhibition: Opportunities still available, click here for more information
Call for abstracts: Closed 7 November 2017
Registrations: CLOSED
Early-Bird registrations close: Closed 20 December 2017
Program publicly announced: Early 2018

Countdown to the 2018 Conference



Invited Speakers

Click here to view the biographies of our invited speakers


Simon Chaplin Andrea Cunningham Nathan Sentance Genevieve Bell
Athanasios Tsakonas Gerard Vaughan Brian Lobel Kaywin Feldman
Nick Thieberger Richard Price Angelita Teo Karen Mundine
Ron Ramsey Viviane Gosselin Shonagh Marshall Byron Scullin & Robin Fox
Shane Simpson David Sequeira