Digital Resources for Teachers and Students

Extend your museum experience by accessing a rich variety of pre and post-visit digital resources online.

Access audio, video, photographs, artist statements and curatorial interpretation with a few clicks. Discover ideas for pre- and post-visit activities, and interactive teaching tools for the classroom. MCA digital resources let you hear from artists, catch behind-the-scenes glimpses and catch up on MCA events.

All MCA Learning resources can be downloaded FREE for educational use.

Exhibition Support Materials

The MCA produces a range of supporting and interpretative materials for the general public that are also invaluable for teachers and students. These pages are created for each exhibition held at the MCA and include images, videos and curatorial texts that support public engagement with the exhibition.

Current exhibitions:

Chuck Close

Recent exhibitions:

Martu Art from the Far Western Desert

Primavera 2014

Students using online resources in the NCCL

Students accessing workshop in the National Centre for Creative Learning

MCA Collection Online

The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989. This growing resource includes in depth analysis of artworks, images, exhibition histories and biographical details. MCA Collection Online is an evolving resource that represents many of the Museum’s collection highlights.

Access the online collection here.

Stephen Birch Untitled 2005

MCA Touring Exhibition: Remain in Light Learning Resources

These resources provide an introduction to Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections,a MCA Australia touring exhibition of over 70 artworks by Australian and international artists collected by the University of Sydney and the Museum of Contemporary Art during a period spanning more than 50 years.

David Stephenson Drowned No. 176

David Stephenson, Drowned No. 176 2002, toned silver gelatin print, Museum of Contemporary Art, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Henry Ergas, 2009

Program-linked Resources

Creative Guide to Contemporary Art Interactive Whiteboard Resource

Creative Guide to Contemporary Art Interactive Whiteboard Resource

Interactive whiteboard resource to accompany primary level program Creative Guide to Contemporary Art. May also be displayed on a laptop and projector in the classroom. Contains pre-, and post-visit ideas for your students.

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Bella Program Pre-Visit Teacher Resource

Bella Program Pre-Visit Teacher Resource

Interactive whiteboard resource to accompany the Bella Program for Students With Specific Needs. May also be displayed on a laptop and projector in the classroom.

Contains pre-, and post-visit ideas for teachers and students.

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ABC Splash Learning Resources

Explore our latest learning resources produced in partnership with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Designed for students and teachers to access at school, or for independent learners at home, these multimedia resources highlight artistic practice and cultural importance of artists and works in MCA exhibitions and Collection.

See Collection 1: Focusing on artists featured in MCA exhibition string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian Art

See Collection 2: Focusing on Yirrkala Printmakers featured in MCA exhibition string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian Art