The Western Australia Museum’s online gateway to private and public collections across the State, WAnderland, has won the Program Website category at the Australian Museums and Galleries Association awards.
The awards attract nominations from across Australia and New Zealand and showcase the diverse offering of cultural institutions through a wide range of categories, from the traditional travelling exhibition to the more contemporary virtual reality.
Minister for Culture and the Arts, David Templeman said WAnderland opened a doorway to the State’s fascinating regional collections.
“It is packed with hidden treasures and tales — from the cultured to the kitsch and everything in between,” Mr Templeman said.
“The awards highlight the strength of online platforms in bringing collections into the digital age, improving accessibility and reach, so they can be enjoyed in new and different ways,” he said.
He described the Museum’s performance as an outstanding achievement that all Western Australians could be proud of.
“WAnderland promotes some of the most creative, eclectic and historically impactful collections from around our great State,” the Minister said.
“The platform was a 2017 Government election commitment, so it is fantastic to see it receive such high accolades from national colleagues in the museum sector.”
The WA Museum also received Highly Commended accolades in three other award categories.