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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, programs and complimentary activities.

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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, Sophie Holvast 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.

Social Story - Download & Edit

Prepare your class for their visual, spatial and social experience of MAMA before your excursion! This social story aims to provide students with an understanding of what they might expect, including arriving and departing the site. Download the pdf or editable PowerPoint document – teachers are encouraged to tailor details as required.

Mawang Program

Mawang is an after-school program designed for First Nations kids to enjoy a creative environment where they can be inpspired by Aboriginal arts and artists.

The program is tailored to 9-12 year olds that are still in primary school (Grades 4-6). Kids in both NSW & Victoria are welcome to apply. Mawang aims to work with a different school catchment each term, with a goal to rotate around the Albury-Wodonga school catchments over a 2 year period. Transport will be arranged within the participating catchment for each term.

Work Experience

Are you in Year 10 or 11 and interested in a career in the arts? Each year we accept a limited number of secondary students into our work experience program.

Students will experience all aspects of a working art museum, including exhibitions and curatorial, education and public programs, and visitor experience.

Placements are limited. We strongly recommend students apply early, and consider organising alternative work placement options.

Dates:

  • 20 - 24 May 2024
  • 29 July - 2 August 2024
  • 21 - 25 October 2024
  • 2 - 6 December 2024

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.