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School Visits

Murray Art Museum Albury is committed to engaging school-aged children in art and the conversations and learnings around it. Like school curriculums and excursions, the Museum’s Exhibition schedule is planned well in advance. Please ask us if you'd like a synopsis of upcoming exhibitions and complimentary activities.

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Contact

Hannah Mitchell, Education Officer

02 6043 5807

School Tours

Self-Guided Tours

Our Visitor Experience staff will greet you and talk you through the building’s facilities, layout and current exhibitions. From there, educators are free to lead students through the exhibitions of interest.

Guided School Tours

School groups will be lead through exhibitions of your choice by knowledgeable Museum staff. We can tailor your experience to suit your special needs and requirements.

Tour & Studio Sessions

After completing your guided tour through the Museum exhibitions, enjoy a responsive art making session in the MAMA studio. Session include portraiture, life drawing, narrative art and more.

Video Art Viewings

Access video works from the Museum’s Collection or choose from a selection of works from the Kaldor Public Arts Projects’ MOVE: Video Art in Schools education resource.

Victorian Studio Arts Tours

The Museum’s Education and Curatorial staff will lead a tour addressing Area 3 of the Studio Arts Curriculum. Students will learn about the role of the Museum, curatorial considerations, exhibition design, conservation and get a private back-of-house Collections’ tour.

Planning Your Visit

School groups are welcome to visit the Museum at any time for either a free self-guided tour, guided tour and/or private studio session. We appreciate letting the Museum know if you are coming - whether self-guided or not – as this ensures we don't have multiple groups at once and makes for a more relaxed and accessible visit for everyone.

The Museum also offers special orientation sessions for educators to give them the tools to lead a self-guided tour for students. These sessions apply to specific exhibitions throughout the year.

Our Education Officer, Hannah Mitchell is available to answer any questions about visiting the Museum or our exhibitions prior to booking on (02) 6043 5807.

What to Bring

Students will be able to leave their bags in a secure room. It is advisable that students have a sketchbook to respond to the artwork.

Food and drink (other than water) are not allowed to be consumed in the Museum, but there are lovely shady areas in QE11 Square to enjoy morning, afternoon tea or lunch.

Behaviour Talk

It’s great for children to have the opportunity to learn new social skills and a gallery or museum can be a great place to learn and practice. Read these helpful tips and talk to your kids about what to expect before visiting us.

  1. Speak in your quiet voice
    It is important that the whole family keep the volume of their voices low when talking to each other. Speaking loudly in a museum or gallery can make it hard for others to enjoy the space and concentrate on artworks and exhibits on display.
  2. Be aware of your surroundings
    In a museum or gallery, we are very careful not to touch anything and behave politely by not shouting or running around.
  3. Share the space politely
    If you find a painting or exhibit that you really like and want to have a good look at it, make sure you don’t stand in a way that blocks someone else’s view. Always stand to the side, so that others can enjoy it too.

Education Events

Artist Talks for Schools

As a contemporary Art Museum we are fortunate to have regular access to the artists who feature in our exhibitions and teach here. Speak to us about organising our artists to speak to your students about their arts practice.

Curator Talks for Schools

At the Museum we have an outstanding curatorial team who have lots to share with inquisitive minds. Learn how an exhibition comes to life, how we take care of the art works and why being a curator is such an interesting career.

Arts Career Tour

Do you have students who are considering a career in the creative industry. Come and speak to our team about the opportunties and realities of working in the arts.