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Collections WA Workshops

Collections WA is a free online, searchable platform that brings together collections from galleries, libraries, museums, archives, cultural organisations and community groups from around Western Australia. Organisations are able to add content to Collections WA and the general public can access it as a searchable database.

Western Australia’s diverse collections capture the countless shared stories of our past. Collections WA has been designed as a central database that can unite and strengthen our stories, build connections, and help us to gain a better understanding of Western Australia’s intricate history.

Australian Museums and Galleries Association Western Australia are holding training on how to use and upload records to Collections WA. The training will also cover:

  • Sensitive records
  • Copyright
  • Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property 
  • Fundamentals of cataloguing
  • Hands on digitising session
  • Mass importing your records


Collections WA Workshop Schedule 2020


Date and Time: 25th November 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Vancouver Arts Centre, 85 Vancouver St, Albany

Tickets: $49.00 AMaGA WA members; $65.00 non members. Tickets available via Eventbrite



Collections WA is combining with an *Open the Doors workshop in Manjimup.

Date and Time: Open the Doors: 26th November 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Collections WA: 27th November 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Wellness & Respite Community Centre, 1a Edwards Street, Manjimup

Tickets for one day: $49.00 AMaGA WA members; $65.00 non members.

Tickets for two days: $98.00 AMaGA Members; $130 non members 

Tickets available via Eventbrite 

*Open the Doors workshop covers:

  • Managing your collection information
  • Practical digitisation
  • Identifying significant stories
  • Audience mapping and engagement
  • Sharing your collection online.

You can attend Collections WA workshops without having been to an Open the Doors workshop.

We will be running more workshops in 2021 in the northern part of Western Australia.

Apply to join Collections WA

Collections WA is an initiative of the Collecting Sector Working Group and is overseen by the Australian Museums and Galleries Association Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum with funding provided by Lotterywest, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

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