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…it is through play that we do much of our learning. We learn best when we are having fun.                      B. D. Perry (2001)

Children and their families are attending galleries and museums at an increasing rate. Young people are a key to our institutions current and ongoing visitation.

Engaging children; let’s play! is a half day seminar bringing together a diverse group of professionals to discuss children’s participation with museums and galleries focusing on play as a pathway to meaningful engagement.

When:               Friday 20 March 2015
Time:                1.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Where:             Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Cost (members):            $55
Cost (non-members):    $85

Further information and bookings by Monday 16 March 2015




Annual General Meeting breakfast

This members only event will be held over a free breakfast at the National Gallery of Australia. This is a non-election year. Agenda and papers available shortly.

When:                   Thursday 26 March 2015
Time:                     7.45 am for 8.00am
                               finish by 9.00am
Where:                  Gandell Hall, National Gallery of Australia
Cost members:     Free

Acceptances for catering (members only) by COB Monday 23 March 2015

Agenda 2014 Draft minutes 2014 Annual report (to come) 2014 Finance report (to come)



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MA Magazine

Summer 2015 issue now online

MAPDA Awards 2015

Call for Entries Open 2 February

National Awards 2015

Call for Entries Open 23 February

Museum Leadership Program

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