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IMAGinE 2015 winners

Coequosa australasiae – a specimen recorded by the DigiVol project. Photographer: Karen Shore © Australian Museum.

Meredith Foley, IMAGinE 2015 – CAMD museums honoured, 23 November 2015

Georgian eye ring from the MAAS exhibition "A Fine Possession: Jewellery & Identity".

Georgian eye ring from the MAAS exhibition “A Fine Possession: Jewellery & Identity”.

Two CAMD member museums, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and the Australian Museum, were amongst a number of very worthy winners at the most recent NSW IMAGinE 2015 awards.

The awards recognise the people who work in museums and galleries across NSW and the contributions they make.

MAAS won the Exhibition Projects – Museums (11 or more paid staff) award for A Fine Possession: Jewellery & Identity.

A Fine Possession celebrates the central place of jewellery in our lives, from antiquity to the present-day, through a wide range of jewellery made, worn and collected in Australia.  It will be at the Powerhouse Museum until 22 May 2016.

The Australian Museum was the winner of the Engagement Programs (11 or more paid staff) award for its DigiVol (Volunteer Digitisation Project) project. DigiVol involves volunteers assisting scientists and others at the Australian Museum to digitise the valuable data attached to museum specimens.

The program, developed in collaboration with the Atlas of Living Australia, involves over 1,000 volunteers. Institutions like the Smithsonian, New York Botanic Gardens and Kew Gardens have since chosen DigiVol to assist in digitising their collections.

The IMAGinE awards are an initiative of Museums & Galleries of NSW, developed in collaboration with Regional and Public Galleries of NSW and Museums Australia NSW.  Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The full list of winners can be seen here.

 

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