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Hurstville Museum & Gallery wins MAGNA Award


Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s All things great and small exhibition has been recognised at the prestigious 2018 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs). 

The exhibition, which asked visitors to explore how objects tell different stories depending on their context and audience, received a MAGNA Highly Commended gong for Best Temporary or Travelling Exhibition – Level 1

Objects in the exhibition once belonged to residents of the St George area, with visitors given the opportunity to learn more about their history, immerse themselves in imaginative stories from Hurstville Discovery Writers Group and share their own personal memories of some of the items on display.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Councillor Kevin Greene, said the award highlights Council’s commitment to providing enriching cultural opportunities to Georges River residents.   

“I would like to extend my congratulations to the team behind this fantastic exhibition which ran from 22 July to 15 October 2017 at Hurstville Museum & Gallery.

“Their hard work and ongoing efforts continue to be recognised nationally, having previously been awarded three MAGNAs in 2016 and 2017.

“I would like to acknowledge their significant contribution to bringing thought-provoking exhibitions with a local focus to the Georges River community” he added.

The MAGNAs are an annual event that recognise the excellent work of museums and galleries across Australia. 

The Awards are also aimed at encouraging the continuous improvement and development of museums and galleries and inspire and recognise best practice and innovation in the collecting sector. 

For more information, please contact Council via 9330 6400.
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