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Museums Galleries Australia Emerging Professionals Network

The great debate: is a tertiary qualification worth it?

Employment in the museum and gallery sector has become increasingly competitive and tertiary qualifications are often listed as an essential requirement. But are these degrees worth it?

Join the Museums Galleries Australia Emerging Professionals network and a dynamic panel of industry leaders and experts as we explore questions around the value and place of tertiary qualifications in museums and galleries, including: why do employers ask for tertiary qualifications? How and which jobs have changed so as now to require a degree? Is this the same for all areas in museums and galleries? What skills do these qualifications confer and can these be learnt otherwise? And most significantly, are tertiary qualifications a guaranteed entry into the sector?

The panel includes:

– Alec Coles, Western Australia Museum

– Janet Carding, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

– Julian Bickersteth, International Conservation Services

– Mick Bolognese, National Motor Museum

– Dr David Carroll, Researcher

– Ellie Downing, Australian Museum

– Dr Chiara O’Reilly, University of Sydney

– Amy Walduck, Australian Library and Information Association

Facilitated by Penny Grist, National Portrait Gallery and Dr Louise Douglas

Sunday 14 May 2017
8.00am – 9.00am: Registration and breakfast
9.00am – 11.00am: Debate and discussion
11.00am – 11.30am: Emerging Professionals Network general meeting

Griffith University Art Gallery
Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Cost (inc GST)
MGA Emerging Professional network member: $64
Non-network member: $80

Spaces are strictly limited so register now!


Event starts
Sunday 14 May, 2017
Event Ends
Sunday 14 May, 2017
Griffith University Art Gallery
Venue Address
Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Queensland, Brisbane

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