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Call for participants

Do you work in a museum? Are you interested in museum collections, technology and the development of interpretation methods? AIM Project invites you to join the training series and gives you the opportunity to be directly involved in the collaborative team for innovative international exhibitions!

AIM project 2021/2022 is now open for participants until Wednesday, 21 April 2021. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application on Monday, 3 May 2021. Places are limited to 20 participants.

Through the AIM Project, participants will get:

  • training and hands-on practice with museum objects through the significance assessment method (Significance Assessment 2.0) and interpretation through dialogue with museum experts from Indonesia and Australia.

  • opportunities to expand networks and share experiences with museum actors in Indonesia and Australia to enrich knowledge that can be useful for the future.

  • the opportunity to design a joint online exhibition between museums in Indonesia and Australia. This exhibition will present new narratives from museum collections in both countries based on the results of previous training on significance and interpretation.

  • participation certificates issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia and Deakin University.

Key Dates *)

  • 1-21 April 2021: Call for participants.

  • 3 May 2021: All applicants are notified of the outcome of their application.

  • 27 May 2021: Project Launch and Orientation, online.

  • 21-22 July 2021: Significance Workshop, Museum Nasional, Jakarta.

  • 25-26 October 2021: Interpretation Workshop, Museum Kota Makassar, Makassar.

  • June 202-April 2022: Exhibition Content Development, online.

  • May-June 2022: Online Exhibition, online.

*) Dates and venue are subject to change




  1. Be an Indonesian citizen (WNI).

  2. Working in a museum (government or private)- as a curator, collection management, exhibition planner/ designer, museum management, Archivist, historian, etc.

  3. Having experience/ interest in working with museum objects.

  4. Having an interest in issues related to the assessment of significance and interpretation of objects.

  5. Willing to participate in all series of activities as scheduled (see Key Dates).

  6. Willing to join the private social media or messaging app group for coordination purposes during this program.

  7. Willing to contribute as an active member of the cohort by engaging in group discussions and workshops.

  8. Having the ability to speak English (communicative).


Required documents


  1. Completed registration form.

  2. A maximum of 500-word Personal Statement, explaining the reasons for your interest in joining this program.

  3. PDF of the permit signed by your supervisor at the organisation (using the available format).

  4. PDF of the Curriculum Vitae containing work experience or relevant activities.

How to apply


Please submit your application by Wednesday, 21 April 2021, via Google Form,

or submit the fillable PDF, along with the required documents in one PDF via e-mail with the e-mail title format: 'AIM PROJECT APP / [FULL NAME] / [ORIGIN MUSEUM]'

The AIM Project, a collaboration between Australia and Indonesia of a series of museum curatorial workshops in Indonesia, aims to develop a collaborative approach in the interpretation of museum objects in Australia and Indonesia by combining methods of significance and interpretation of exhibition objects. At the end of the workshops, curators will work together to create an exhibition using objects from selected museums in Indonesia and Australia, published through the Western Australian Museum (WAM) website.


The AIM Project will be led by Deakin University's Cultural Heritage Asia-Pacific Group in collaboration with the Museum Nasional Indonesia, the Western Australian Museum (WAM), the Southeast Asia Museum Services (SEAMS), and a number of partner museums in Indonesia.

The AIM Project is made possible through grant funding from the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.

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