Northern Territory

AMaGA NT is a small committee of dedicated museum and gallery professionals and practitioners who volunteer their time to support AMaGA Territory members and represent Territory practitioners and volunteers to the national association. In its work, the committee strives to enhance the value of Australia’s collections, public programs and stories, and believes this is best achieved by sharing knowledge, developing skills, inspiring innovation and providing leadership in protecting and promoting our arts and cultural heritage.

AMaGA NT Organisational members

Araluen Arts Centre 
Batchelor Museum 
Central Australian Aviation Museum

Charles Darwin University Art Gallery 
Charles Darwin University Nursing Museum | Australian Museums and Galleries (
Gong Wanhurr Indigenous Corporation 
Heritage Alice Springs
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 

Left to right: Araluen Arts Centre, Central Australian Aviation Museum, Batchelor Museum


AMaGA NT Committee

Left to right: Carolyn McLennan, Kevin Lucas, Wendy Garden, Jared Archibald, Neville Jones, Wendy Wood, Christine Tarbett-Buckley (Absent: Felicity Green, Joe de Beer, Marcus Schutenko)

The Committee has a two-year term and meets (in Darwin and by teleconference in Alice Springs) quarterly throughout the year. The Annual General Meeting is held in November


  • President: Wendy Garden (Library & Archives NT)
  • Secretary: Felicity Green (Araluen Art Centre)
  • Treasurer: Carolyn McLennan (Art Conservation)

Committee Members

  • Jared Archibald (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)
  • Josef De Beer (Museum of Central Australia)
  • Neville Jones (NT Chinese Museum)
  • Kevin Lucas (Gong Wanhurr Indigenous Corporation)
  • Marcus Schutenko (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)
  • Christine Tarbett-Buckley
  • Wendy Wood (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)

Meeting Schedule (2022)

Tuesday 22 February (Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)

Tuesday 24 May (Library & Archives NT)

Tuesday 25 August (Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)

Tuesday 22 November (venue TBC)

Conference Bursaries 

AMaGA NT provides travel bursaries annually to support member attendance at the Australian Museums and Galleries Association National Conference.  Non-members may also apply but are required to join AMaGA on being awarded a bursary.


To decide what kind of activities would benefit our members, we’d love your feedback on how we can support the work you do in the sector.  What kind of professional development activities would be of most benefit to your work? We’d also like to  social activities to help us get to know each other better, share ideas, and just enjoy the company of others who are also passionate about museums.  Let us know if you have any ideas, share your thoughts here:

Upcoming activities

Networking Breakfasts 2022

Networking breakfasts are held monthly during the dry season. More details to follow.

Wednesday 7 September: Petrit Abazi, Director, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art 8.30am at Speaker's Corner Cafe, Parliament House

Past activities

Batchelor & Beyond - Saturday 26 March 2022

Members of AMaGA NT went on an excursion to visit the Batchelor Museum and Adelaide River Railway Museum on a hot and sticky morning in March. Thank you to Jan Hill, Curator of Batchelor Museum for such an interesting guided tour and Jared Archibald for his tour of the Railway Museum.

Networking Breakfasts 2021

Grace Foulds, Director National Trust; Joanna Barrkman, Curator Charles Darwin University Gallery: Carolyn McLennan, Art Conservator/Community Museum Consultant.


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