Managing Challenging Situations: A Guide for Emerging Professionals

1:00pm Thursday, 28 October 2021
2:00pm Thursday, 28 October 2021
Zoom, Australian Capital Territory 2600

If we could summarise 2020 and 2021, one word that immediately springs to mind is challenging. However, challenging situations aren't new and we face them almost everyday. In this webinar, we will be thinking outside the box of COVID-related challenges, discussing what kind of challenges do emerging professionals face and what can we do to overcome or manage these challenges?

Join the AMaGA Emerging Professionals Network in conversation with three panelists discussing what challenges they faced when breaking into the GLAM sector and as early career professionals.


With a museum background, Claudia von der Borch has worked and volunteered across the digitisation, social media, programming, curatorial and collection management side of museums. As Exhibitions Coordinator at MOD. Claudia is involved in the development and delivery of exhibitions, applying her experience and enthusiasm for visitor engagement and experience. In addition, she also plays a role in the social media and marketing of MOD.’s exhibitions and has recently joined as a committee member of the AMaGA SA branch.

Hi, my name is Linc Morse, I am 26 years old and have been working in the museum industry for the past 6 years. I graduated in 2016 from UQ with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Archaeology and Ancient History. To my astonishment I was able to jump straight into multiple casual jobs at different institutions weeks after being handed my degree. It has been a rocky, unstable, unreliable, and insecure path ever since. Currently I work 6 days a week in collections management, conservation, and exhibitions, spread between the various campuses of the QLD Museum network and the Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology.

Rebecca Johnson is an Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, handling incoming loans for Gallery exhibitions such as ‘Unfinished Business: the Art of Gordon Bennett’ and the upcoming ‘10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’.  Her career in Registration began at the University of Queensland Art Museum, where she was the first Kinnane Endowment Fund Intern in Registration after years of volunteering with the Registration team.  She has since held roles in Registration at the University of Queensland Art Museum and Brisbane City Council prior to her current appointment.  Rebecca has a Bachelor in Business Management and Arts majoring in Art History, and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, both from the University of Queensland.  More recently, she has completed a Diploma in Law and Collection Management through the Institute of Art and Law.

Alessandra Schultz is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Ancient History and Classical Languages, at the University of Queensland (UQ). She is in her final year of undergraduate study, commencing Honours in 2022, and has long had her sights set on a career in the Museum Industry. She has held a number of professional and volunteering positions, including in collections and research, across the Queensland Museum Network, and at UQ’s own RD Milns Antiquities Museum, where she is currently a Curatorial Assistant. She is an active member of her university’s historical studies community as the current President of the Classics and Ancient History Society, and earlier this year she presented a research paper on Roman Gaul and its material culture, at New York University’s annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference on Ancient Studies. As an emerging professional, Alessandra aspires to one day renew and expand public interest in the wonder and relevance of the ancient world, as a curator of antiquities in Australia or abroad.

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