EVENTS    Art Handling Masterclass

Public Galleries Association of Victoria


Installing Gunter Christmann, Die Mauer/The Wall/Le Mur 1989 for Borders, Barriers, Walls, MUMA, 2016.




Art Handling Master Class
Public Galleries Association of Victoria
When: Monday 21 November 2016, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)


In this full day program, participants will gain insights from MUMA staff into preparing two dimensional and three dimensional art works for display, moving artworks safely in a gallery environment, installation techniques, condition reporting and returning art works to the collection store.  Participants will then move into the gallery for a discussion of the curatorial and installation considerations underpinning the current exhibition, Life inside an Image, followed by a presentation on the logistics of installing a screen-based exhibition.

This event will be relevant to curators, collection managers and installation staff at small-to-medium public galleries, as well as final year and recent graduates of gallery and museum studies.



Beau Emmett, Exhibition Preparator 

Beau is an artist (graduated VCA 2008) and museum preparator. Beau currently prepares and installs exhibitions for Monash University Museum of Art, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) and NETS Victoria. A senior member of the MUMA exhibition installation team, Beau's expertise ranges from handling historical works to installing a wide range of contemporary art.


Kirrily Hammond, Curator - Collection
Kirrily is the Curator - Collection at Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), a role she has held since 2005. She has worked in the Australian arts sector since 1995, with previous positions held at Canberra Museum and Gallery; Megalo Access Arts Print Workshop, Canberra; Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale; and the National Gallery of Victoria.  Kirrily completed a curatorial Masters degree in 2003 and in 2005 she was awarded a Harold Wright Scholarship to study the prints & drawings collection of the British Museum, London. Kirrily was a Board Member of the National Exhibitions Touring Support  (NETS Victoria) from 2011-15, including Chair of the Board in 2014-15. Kirrily is also a practicing artist whose work is held in numerous private collections, as well as several university and regional gallery collections.  Curatorial projects include 15 Minutes of Fame: 20 Years of Pop Prints, NGV International 2004; Extra-Aesthetic / 25 Views of the Monash University Collection, MUMA 2005; Richard Lewer: Nobody Likes a Show Off, MUMA, 2009; The Devil Had a Daughter, MUMA 2011; Self Conscious: Contemporary Portraiture, MUMA 2012; Nocturne, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne, 2013; and Linda Marrinon: Figure Sculpture, MUMA 2015.


Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator

Hannah Mathews started working at MUMA in 2016. Hannah is an experienced curator who has worked with contemporary art organisations such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (ACCA), Perth  Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and the Sydney Biennale, as well as working prolifically as an independent project initiator and director. She has an impressive track record of ambitious projects including Framed Movements, ACCA (2014), Action/Response, Dance Massive Festival (2013), Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, ACCA (2011), as well as NEW 11, ACCA and Primavera 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.  Hannah has a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne (2002).


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