2014-15 was a busy year for the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
All six of MAGNT’s facilities continued to deliver outcomes consistent with previous years. The temporary exhibitions program at our largest facility at Bullocky Point in Darwin was a focus. Collaborations with national and local institutions saw MAGNT host ten temporary exhibitions, seven of which were internally developed. The 31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award was once again a highlight.
Cyclone Tracy’s 40th anniversary was marked by major enhancements to our Cyclone Tracy exhibition, including interactive and research components, and an eight-metre railway signal tower that was bent in half by the force of the cyclone.
Our NT Field Guide app won the Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in the Public Sector in the Enhancing Culture and Lifestyle category. This free app features information, photos and sounds of more than 600 species of creatures from across the Territory.
MAGNT staff undertook a range of field work trips, conducted research that led to work being published both nationally and internationally and contributed to numerous national forums.
To assist in effective management of its collection, MAGNT commenced the implementation of a new collection database system. The Aboriginal Rock Art Collection formed the pilot phase to the project that will continue through ongoing migration of collection datasets into the new program.
MAGNT is grateful to our funding bodies, sponsors, donors and volunteers, whose generosity ensures that we can continue
to build and care for our collection and to inspire, engage and foster
an understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of the Northern Territory and adjacent regions.