Award Certificate - MAPDA 2019 - Winner

It is our great pleasure to announce, that The Project Zone / Orange Regional Museum, recently won a prestigious MAGNA award for the Bigger than Ben Hall project. An international web-based broadcast that involved short films made by students from Central West schools themed around the activities of infamous goldrush-era bushranger Ben Hall and gang.


The MAGNA’s are Museums & Galleries premier national awards, and celebrate outstanding achievements in the areas of exhibitions, public programs, Indigenous projects, and research. 


We are proud to announce that our History Here pilot program in 2018 involving five local primary schools producing short films about Orange region’s history has been acknowledged with a prestigious National Trust Heritage Award; winning the Events, Exhibitions and Tours category.  Following this success, History Here is now implementing the next phase of its project expansion plan which invites ten regional schools to each produce a locally inspired History Here film. The project will be delivered in stages using a combination of VC and face-to-face workshops.

The National Trust Heritage Awards are the signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival and in 2019 they will be in their 25th year of recognising heritage projects. The Australian Heritage Festival is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Trusts Partnership Program and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. 

The awards are highly regarded in the industry and are an opportunity to have work recognised by peers and the public. The 2019 awards will be presented on 10 May 2019 during a luncheon ceremony at Doltone House, Pyrmont. Every year entrants for the awards include councils, community groups, corporations and individuals. The entries include everything from education and research to restoration of objects, re-vitalisation, architectural re-invigoration, documentaries, regeneration of the environment and hard-working advocacy campaigners.