“This is outstanding recognition of MAMA from a strong field of museums and galleries from around Australia and it’s something Albury should be very proud of.
MAMA also won the MAGNA award for best Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout, recognising its innovation with the fit-out of MAMA, the layout of our Joss Gallery collection, the use of recycled materials and public art initiatives.
The MAGNAs are open to all Australian cultural collecting institutions that are members of Museums Australia and recognise excellent work nationally in the categories of exhibition, public programs and sustainability projects.
MAMA was also highly commended in the Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards (MAPDAs) for its website and in the Children’s Book section for its Wiradjuri Activity Kit.
"It was great to see formal recognition for the activity kit we had for children as art of MAMA’s opening exhibition On Wiradjuri Country because it was very popular with children and MAMA works hard to engage and educate kids while having fun at the same time,” Ms Hemsley said.