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About our education programs


Introduction to MUMA's education programs

Education programs at MUMA take inspiration from our current exhibitions to support curriculum delivery. We offer engaging opportunities for students to experience and learn about contemporary art in a supportive environment. Most programs are free and MUMA is less than 15 minutes from the CBD by train.

Programs for students

Student programs include floortalks, lectures, behind-the-scenes tours and practical workshops. Most programs are free of charge and are suitable for school groups of all ages.

Learning in the galleries

MUMA offers a valuable opportunity for students to view and respond to artwork first-hand. We encourage participation in discussions about contemporary art in a supportive environment where the perspective of each individual is valued, and the importance of considering the views of others is highlighted  as  part of the learning process. MUMA educators invite students to develop their capacity to think and talk about contemporary art by reflecting upon what they observe in the galleries, and responding to focussed questions from presenters.


Hands-on art and design workshops are offered in MUMA’s purpose-built Helen Macpherson Smith Education Space and MADA (Monash Art Design & Architecture) studios by arrangement. Learning activities can be inspired by themes within MUMA's current exhibition program, contemporary artists, architecture  and/or  artworks from the Monash University Collection.

Curriculum links

Education programs and online resources are developed by registered teachers to support the delivery of key curriculum areas within AusVELS and VCE Study Designs. IB Visual Arts programs can be developed upon request. In consultation with visiting teachers, MUMA education programs are planned to meet  the  needs of each visiting group.