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 
Bachelor Museum 
Charles Darwin University Art Gallery 
Charles Darwin University Nursing Museum
Gong Wanhurr Indigenous Corporation 
Heritage Alice Springs
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 
National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame 

AMaGA NT Committee

The Committee has a two-year term. The Committee generally meets (in Darwin and by teleconference in Alice Springs) quarterly as a minimum and once a year for an Annual General Meeting.

As the AMaGA hosts of the 2019 national conference in Alice Springs (At the Centre), the AMaGA NT Committee is meeting more often this year to support the work of the Conference Organising Committee.  Co-Chairs of the organising committee are AMaGA NT Committee members Mark Crees (Araluen Cultural Centre) and Felicity Green (Museum of Central Australia).


  • President: Ilka Schacht (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)
  • Secretary: Felicity Green (Araluen Art Centre)
  • Treasurer: Carolyn McLennan (Art Conservation)

Committee Members

  • Jared Archibald (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)
  • Marcus Schutenko (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)
  • Poppy Searle (Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre)
  • Christine Tarbett-Buckley

Meeting Schedule (2019)

23 January
26 February
26 March
1 May (AGM)
1 September

Meeting Schedule (2020)
6 February

Other dates to be confirmed.

Conference Bursaries 2019

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.

Bursaries have closed for 2019.

18 bursary applications were received by the AMaGA NT Committee in 2019. $7,520 was awarded in bursaries to 14 successful applicants, to assist with costs associated with attending the 2019 national conference (At the Centre, Alice Springs, May 2019).  


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

Caring for Photographs, a workshop, December 6th, 2019.  Details to follow.

Social event, February 2020.  Visit a photographic archive and enjoy dinner together afterwards. Details to follow.


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