Museum News January / February 2021

| Past events

– Museum re-opens
– New and extended opening hours 2021

– Welcome to Rosemary Forde

Dear Members, Friends and Stakeholders, 

It is with great pleasure the Committee of Management welcomes Rosemary Forde in the new role of Business Manager at Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West.  Rosemary is a curator, educator and arts administrator with a wealth of experience working both independently and in museums and the artist-run sector in Melbourne and New Zealand. Rosemary shares the Living Museum’s belief in the value of art as a critical tool for local histories and community building.  We look forward to working with her! 

Establishing the part-time position of Business Manager has been possible thanks to recently announced Triennial Funding from the City of Maribyrnong, and will help secure the Living Museum’s future and expand its capacity for programming and public access to the archive.

After a challenging year for all in 2020, we look forward to welcoming you back to the visitor centre soon!

The Living Museum re-opens from February 4, 2021 with new expanded public hours:

Thursdays 11am – 4pm

Fridays 11am – 4pm

Saturdays 1pm – 4pm

The museum is following all COVID-19 safety guidelines and has processes in place to keep visitors and volunteers safe. Enquiries and appointments are also welcome.

We have exciting artistic programs to look forward to this year, including upcoming exhibitions by LMW artist-in-residence Nic Burridge as part of Melbourne Design Week (26 March – 5 April); The image is not nothing (Concrete Archives) curated by Lisa Radford & Yhonnie Scarce (13 May – 26 June); our ongoing River and Streams series of artist talks developed by Matthew Davis; a curatorial project with West Space; the launch of our new open studio program Canteen, and many more projects to be announced!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support of the Living Museum.