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Hurstville Museum & Gallery wins sixth national award


Georges River Council is pleased to announce that Hurstville Museum & Gallery has again been recognised at the Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA).
Hurstville Museum & Gallery was awarded first place in the 2020 MAGNA category for Best Temporary or Travelling Exhibition - Level 1 for its exhibition School days. The Awards inspire and recognise best practice and innovation in the development of exhibitions, public programs and sustainability projects.
School days ran from 20 July - 6 October 2019 and invited visitors to connect with their school experiences while exploring stories and objects from early school days to more recent times.
A key aim of this exhibition was to foster and build partnerships with local schools in the Georges River area, to provide an opportunity to engage current students, staff, and local institutions.
Students from Woniora Road School in Hurstville created a soundscape for the exhibition through collaboration with Hurstville Museum & Gallery.
The exhibition encouraged visitors to utilise all of their senses. People could relive their school days by tasting lollies purchased from the canteen, smelling old school text books, playing hopscotch and writing on a chalk board.
The MAGNA is an annual event hosted by the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) that recognises the excellent work of museums and galleries across Australia.
The Hurstville Museum & Gallery now holds six MAGNA Awards having been recognised in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, demonstrating the Museum & Gallery’s commitment to consistently producing high quality exhibitions.
Hurstville Museum & Gallery details:
Address: 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm, Sunday 2.00pm - 5.00pm.
Phone: 9330 6444
For more information on Georges River Council, please visit or call 9330 6400.
Image: School days, Hurstville Museum & Gallery, 2019
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