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 and an authoritative voice in protecting and promoting our arts and cultural heritage.

Our aspirations

With a recently expanded committee, which has increased the pool of expertise and support available, AMaGA NT is currently undertaking a renewed drive to expand its membership and, for the first time, to plan and offer some professional services to its members.  We hope to do this primarily through new collaborations with museums and cultural organisations in the Territory that have goals closely aligned with ours. 

The committee also hopes to offer some regular social activities that foster closer contact, sharing of information and advice, and the development of new professional friendships between sector colleagues.

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 (Museum of Central Australia)
Treasurer: Janie Mason (Charles Darwin University Nursing Museum)

Committee Members

Jared Archibald (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)
Mark Crees (Araluen Cultural Centre)
Chris Glasby (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)
Jessica Hacket (National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame)
Carolyn McLennan (Art Conservation)
Diana Newham (National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame)
Stephanie Smith (CSIRO)
Marcus Schutenko (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory)

Meeting Schedule (2019)

23 January
26 February
26 March
April AGM (TBC)
July (TBC)
October (TBC)  


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).  Successful applicants were:


Bursary recipient


Carolyn McLennan


Sonja van Bavel

Alice Springs

Fay Alexander

Alice Springs

Tim Dixon


Chrischona Schmidt

Haasts Bluff

Iris Bendor

Alice Springs

Neville Lindsay Jones


Caddie Brain

Alice Springs

Joel Liddle

Alice Springs

Veronica Perrule-Dobson

Alice Springs

Tommy Riyakurray Munyarryun


Djakapurra Munyarryun


Kevin Lucas


Jasmine Crea

Alice Springs



The AMaGA NT Committee would like to plan and deliver a professional activity for members in the second half of 2019. 

To decide what kind of activity 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 host a social activity or two in Darwin and Alice Springs 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 fun ideas!

Share your thoughts, drop us a line here (or on social media) and let us know:



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