“Well visioned, wholly encapsulating visitor experience that is an experience both within and without the building.” Judges Comments MAGNA

MAMA has been named the national winner for 2016’s MAGNA Award for best Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout. The Murray Art Museum Albury, more fondly known as MAMA, continues to reign in praises, this time for its new interiors. Interior Designer Hung-Ying Gill, Architects Garry Hoddinett and John Baker, and Senior Heritage Consultant Pam Jeffery were the design leaders from NBRSARCHITECTURE who ensured design excellence of the recently reopened art gallery, which is now a MAGNA winner.

The Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA), which began in 2011, aims to recognise excellent work across Australia to inspire improvement and innovation in the development of Australian Museums and Galleries.

The judges have praised the art gallery as an “experience both within and without the building.” NBRS enhanced a BHA design to seamlessly connect the Heritage listed Art Gallery and Burrows House with a new state of the art auditorium, cafe, museum shop and open lawn. The judges also bring to the spotlight that the building supports tourism and educational objectives. Since more than doubling in size, MAMA is now home to seven flexible exhibition spaces, an education workshop and permanent collection storage.

MAMA’s award-winning experience brings to life NBRSARCHITECTURE’s focus on creating life changing environments.



NBRS+PARTNERS is a people focused, research based studio that aims to enrich lives. By developing creative design partnerships our portfolio spanning public and private sectors exhibit an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected. Above all NBRS seeks to design environments that will have positive life changing affect. Architecture is the cornerstone of NBRS+PARTNERS global interdisciplinary design practice with expertise in Architecture, Heritage, Interiors, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, ESD and Research. Since 1968, NBRS has developed a research led international architecture practice based in Sydney Australia. NBRS is recognised for its innovative, award-winning design excellence and comprehensive expertise. Our design-minded, 50 strong team’s unique focus on creative partnerships helps to realise solutions, with extraordinary results.


  1. Jules

    Congratulations! It a fine building.

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