Hurstville Museum and Gallery recognised with MAGNA Award

26/05/2017

Georges River Council is pleased to announce the Hurstville Museum and Gallery has once again been recognised with a prestigious award as part of the 2017 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA).

Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said the Hurstville Museum and Gallery has won the MAGNA Award for Best Temporary or Travelling Exhibition – Level 1 for the exhibition Tying the Knot: Wedding stories and beyond.

“I would like to congratulate the Museum for its hard work and the continued efforts in hosting first class exhibitions for the public to enjoy,” he said.

“The Tying the Knot exhibition, which ran from 21 May through to 18 September 2016, explored personal wedding stories and wedding facts including family traditions,” he said.

“Objects on display included delicate textiles, intricate wedding cakes and wedding memorabilia contributed by members of the local community.”

“The Hurstville Museum and Gallery has previously been recognised with two MAGNA Awards in 2016, and this Award demonstrates the consistent high quality exhibitions that the Museum hosts,” he added.

“In 2016 the Museum won Best Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout – Level One for the exhibition St George Stories: People – Places – Community. It also won Highly Commended for the Temporary or Travelling Exhibition – Level 1 category the exhibition Remembering them: People of St George and the First World War.”

The MAGNA Awards 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.

To view what exhibitions will be or are currently running at Hurstville Museum & Gallery visit their website.

Free three-hour parking is available at Waratah Private Hospital located on the corner of Dora Street and Queens Road.

The Museum is also within walking distance from Hurstville Train Station and the Hurstville Bus Interchange.