Joint Winner at State Awards
The strength, ingenuity and talents of Queensland’s public galleries and museums were acknowledged at the recent announcement of the winners of the 2017 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at a gala presentation event, hosted by Old Government House, QUT.
Queensland Museum Network, was announced the Joint Winner for outstanding achievement in the category of ‘Engagement: Organisations With Paid Staff’ for its nomination World Science Festival Brisbane 2017.
Museums & Galleries Queensland Executive Director, Rebekah Butler said, “We congratulate the Queensland Museum Network for being recognised as the joint Winner in this category. To its credit, the Queensland Museum Network extended the 2017 Festival’s regional program to include Gladstone, Toowoomba, Townsville and Chinchilla. In total, the 2017 Festival delivered 128 performances across 21 venues including 49 world premieres and 49 full houses – a remarkable achievement.”
Ms Butler said, “This year’s winners and finalists stood out from an exceptional group of nominations. These accolades embody outstanding examples of our sector’s achievements, professional excellence, and innovation. They also highlight the valuable contribution and achievements of professionals and volunteers working in our industry.”
The GAMAA were established by Museums & Galleries Queensland in 2004 to honour the achievements of Queensland’s individuals and organisations in striving towards excellence.
Winners of the 2017 GAMAA received an exquisite trophy crafted by Queensland artist, Lincoln Austin.