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Conference Draft Program Out Now!

You can now download the Draft Conference Program to read through the sessions, social activities and workshops.

Program Outline

Tuesday 17 September
From 1pm: Optional tours and activities
6pm: Welcome Reception

Wednesday 18 September
Full day of Conference presentations
PGQ and AMaGAQ drinks
Networking Dinners

Thursday 19 September
Full day of Conference presentations
Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards

Friday 20 September
9am-1pm: Masterclasses and Workshops

We encourage you to visit Cairns’ cultural institutions on Tuesday or Friday, and stay the following weekend to explore the region – see a list of places to visit.

For the list of presenters and masterclasses, go to Speakers and Masterclasses / Workshops.

Social Activities

Tuesday 17 September:

1pm-5.30pm: Cultural Bus Tour
This tour will include afternoon tea and a visit to Mulgrave Settlers Museum in Gordonvale, followed by a visit to Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct including Menmuny Museum and a Boardwalk tour.

3pm-4.30pm: Weaving Workshop
In this workshop, you will learn from artist Anne Jillett, Ellis Road Fibre Art, who creates woven forms from natural materials, yarn and recycled fabrics. Hosted by KickArts Contemporary Arts.

5pm-5.45pm: Cairns Arts and Culture Map - Public Art Walking Tour
Get an introduction to Cairns Arts & Culture Map and a taste of the vibrant collection of public art in the Cairns CBD. Hosted by Cairns Regional Council.

5pm-5.45pm: Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc. Tour
Explore CADCAI's significant collection and storage facility.

6pm-7.30pm: Welcome Reception at Cairns Museum

Go to the Cultural Tours & Activities page for more information on these Tuesday events.

Wednesday 18 September:

6pm-7pm: Pre-Dinner Drinks by Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) and Public Galleries Queensland (PGQ)
Facilitated by the AMaGA Queensland and PGQ committees, come along and meet fellow members. Not a member? That's ok, you are welcome to attend and find out more about AMaGA and PGQ.

From 7pm: Networking Dinner
Network with colleagues over dinner. These networking dinners are grouped by area of interest. Please select which dinner you would like to attend when registering:
- Public program / community engagement / visitor services
- Exhibition / curatorial / interpretation
- Open to all delegates

Thursday 19 September:

5.30pm-8pm: Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards
The Awards honour the achievements of individuals and organisations in striving towards excellence. They are open to museums, galleries, historical societies, keeping places and other related cultural organisations and the individuals who work in them. This event will include networking over refreshments and the Award presentation to the 2019 winners and finalists.

We encourage you to visit Cairns’ cultural institutions on Tuesday or Friday, and stay the following weekend to explore the region.


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