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Museum roles

MGA Gallery Director – is responsible for leading the gallery and its staff, developing the gallery’s strategic goals and pursuing these. This role has many aspects to it, but in the context of Visions of India, the MGA Gallery Director was responsible for initiating and nurturing the relationship with MAP, Bengaluru. This is an initiative in keeping with MGA’s strategic goal to engage local, national and international audiences in arts and cultural experiences, connecting Australian audiences and artists with international counterparts.


MGA Senior Curator – is responsible for developing and managing the MGA Collection which includes its restoration, conservation, storage and all around care. The development of the collection includes acquisitions and donations from the patrons, artists and galleries/gallerists. This position is also responsible for delivering on MGA’s robust exhibition strategy to ensure exciting temporary exhibitions, exhibitions drawn from the MGA Collection as well as facilitates the travelling exhibition program. In the context of Visions of India, MGA Senior Curator was a conduit between the Exhibition Curator and the gallery, overseeing all curatorial aspects of the exhibition.


Exhibition Curator – is specialised in the particular area of an exhibition and responsible for the content that makes up a show. This person will devise and develop the premise of an exhibition, provide research and interpretation of artworks to be included and contextualise them for audiences. Alongside interpreting and arranging the works for the exhibition, the Exhibition Curator is also integral in developing the design components of the show, alongside the MGA Senior Curator and MGA's external design partner.


MGA Exhibition Coordinator – coordinates and facilitates the installation and de-installation of exhibitions at MGA including planning, scheduling and delivering exhibition installations with both internal staff and external contractors, coordinating shipping, and administering artist and contractor agreements. Also monitors and administers exhibition, marketing, design and facility expenditure.


MGA Gallery Registrar – coordinates the storage, care and registration of the MGA Collection as well as inward and outward loans. This role is responsible for cataloguing new acquisitions and maintaining the Collection Management Database, the coordination of MGA’s travelling exhibition program plus the development and maintenance of disaster planning and response procedures to ensure MGA practices are to international museum standards and train staff according. The role provides registration support for incoming temporary exhibition loans including condition reporting and assistance during installation, and oversees and documents artwork movements.


MGA Gallery Framer – facilitates the maintenance and presentation of MGA’s collection and exhibition material. This role's responsible areas include providing conservation, mount cutting and framing support for the MGA Collection material and other artworks as required for exhibition. Provides installation support and artwork handling guidance and advice on the conservation and maintenance of artworks.


MGA Education and Public Engagement Coordinator – develops strategies to facilitate positive visitor experiences and develop, coordinate and deliver the gallery’s program of on-site and online engagement activities, ensuring that gallery programs are accessible, inclusive and welcoming to a broad audience. The role consults and works alongside all staff to develop, implement and evaluate audience and community engagement programs and activities, these might include exhibition tours, workshops, panel discussions and performances relevant to the exhibition.

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