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Media Release, Local Government and Cultural Collections Report, MAVIC, 1 June 2016


Cover image: Australian made commercial ceramic. From the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) collection. On display at the SAM exhibition ‘Cornucopia’, 27 February – 22 May 2016. Photo: Chris Hawking.

We’re delighted to announce the release of our ‘Local Government and Cultural Collections in Victoria’ report.

The report is the first of its kind in Victoria and is the culmination of a two-year research project into Victorian local government activities with art, public art, history, and civic collections. All 79 Victorian councils participated in the project.

The report illuminates the important contributions to Victorian cultural life made by council collection activities, and identifies opportunities for enhancing this work. It includes findings about council collections and displays, and draws attention to how councils assist community collecting groups such as Historical Societies. The report also brings to light some of the challenges faced by council staff working with cultural collections, and recommends actions and resources to help councils make the most of the cultural collections they care for.

The report is being launched today at our Local Government Collections Custodians Networking event.

Download the full report


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