Castlemaine Art Museum closes to confront crisis

The much loved regional Victorian gallery closes its doors to the public as it considers how to become more sustainable.
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Facing a range of financial and operational challenges, Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM) has decided to close its doors to the public, effective Friday 11 August 2017. The closure leaves six employees jobless.

CAM Directors have given themselves two years to restructure the organisation, aiming to re-open for the Castlemaine Festival in 2019.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina