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National Award for Straddie Museum

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

The Museum was thrilled to receive national recognition for its recent project—Stradbroke 100 – Remembering North Stradbroke Islanders Overseas and at Home During the First World War, winning a Museums and Galleries National Award (MAGNA).

Following on from the Qld-based GAMAA award win last year, the MAGNAs “recognise excellent work nationally in the categories of exhibition, public programs and sustainability projects.”

The ‘Stradbroke 100’ project won in the Interpretation, Learning & Audience Engagement category.

The judges commented: “This project was clearly very worthwhile as a community-building, collaborative project for the people of North Stradbroke Island to tell their stories to themselves, and throughout Australia. Very impressive effort by a small museum!”

Museum staff Elisabeth Gondwe and Lisa Jackson attended the award ceremony at the Museums Australasia Conference, held in Auckland. In their acceptance speech, they noted that the Museum could only do such a project with the cooperation and trust of the community, and that the award was recognition of collaboration and sharing.

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