Kitty Owens

Kitty Owens

Kitty Owens joined the History Council of Victoria in 2019, as the representative of the Australian Museums and Galleries Association, Victoria.

As Exhibition Services Manager for AMaGA Victoria, Kitty Owens supports community storytelling about the history of Victoria through delivery of the Roving Curator Program, assisting small museums and local government organisations with exhibition development projects. Kitty has previously undertaken curatorial roles at the Koorie Heritage Trust, the University of Melbourne, and the Arts Centre. Kitty wrote the 2016 AMaGA Victoria report on Local Government and Cultural Collections in Victoria. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from Deakin University, a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology and History from UNSW, and a Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts (Honours) from RMIT.




The History Council of Victoria Incorporated (HCV) is the peak body for history in the Australian state of Victoria. Its vision is to connect Victorians with history and to inspire engagement with the past, their identity and the world today. The HCV champions the work of historians and the value of history. It recognises that history can be written about any place, any person, any period. The HCV advocates why history matters.

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Our calendar lists all upcoming public events arranged by the History Council of Victoria (HCV), plus events in Victoria, Australia, that are added by our Friends and Members.

If you are organising an event that relates to History, we encourage you to publicise it on our website.

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As the peak body for history in Victoria, the History Council makes submissions on current issues. In doing this, the HCV Board is guided by its Advocacy Policy and by the Value of History, a statement developed co-operatively by the HCV and the History Councils of New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

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Since 2015, the HCV has been pleased to sponsor the Years 9 and 10 category of the Historical Fiction Competition organised by the History Teachers' Association of Victoria.

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The HCV was formed as an advisory body in 2001 and incorporated in 2003. It comprises representatives from cultural and educational institutions and heritage bodies; history teachers and curriculum advisors; academic and professional historians; and local, Indigenous, community and specialist history organisations.

As the peak body for history, the HCV has both ‘outward-looking’ roles (including advocacy and representation to government and the wider community, consultation, community education, and networking with allied interest groups) and ‘inward-looking’ roles (including member support, information dissemination, and networking between members).





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