Community Engagement for Museums and Galleries
Join AMaGA and a panel of experts to discuss community engagement in various forms, including informing, consulting, involving, collaborating and empowering. Our speakers will share examples of projects in which they have engaged with communities to create successful exhibitions and programs.
Craig Middleton is a curator, producer and currently Assistant Manager, Exhibitions Planning & Development at the National Museum of Australia. Before moving to Canberra in 2019 he was employed by the History Trust of South Australia in several capacities including leading community engagement activities at the Migration Museum. He is a widely published author and his book ‘Queering The Museum’, co-authored with Dr Nikki Sullivan, was released by Routledge in late 2019. He is currently serving as National Secretary of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association.
Tim Gilchrist is Manager of Temporary Exhibitions at the South Australian Museum. For nearly 15 years he has been involved with the Museum’s temporary and touring exhibitions, as well as leading both of the Museum’s competitions, the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.
Jill MacKenzie is the Manager of Community Programs at the South Australian Museum. She has nearly 20 years’ experience working in the cultural sector and has held public programming and community engagement roles in Canadian and Australian museums. She has a PhD in history and has published in public engagement and new media scholarship.