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Author: Christine Rutz WILSON

Professional Learning Workshop: Collecting and Object Handling

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WORKSHOP: COLLECTING AND OBJECT HANDLING   The Round House, Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park Corner of Edwards and Rose Streets, MANJIMUP Saturday 17 June 9am – 4:30pm Join the WA Museum’s Acting Head of History, Stephen Anstey, for a full day professional workshop in Manjimup. The workshop is designed to develop skills in collection management, and will include a look at collection policy and assessing object significance, object care and handling. Program for the day also includes an update on the collections sector from Robert Mitchell, Executive Officer of Museums Galleries Australia WA, and a Q&A session...

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2017 WA State Heritage & History Conference

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Friday, May 12, 2017 [8:00 AM – 6:00 PM] Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia What are the threads that connect places with their past? How does an understanding of history enhance our response to heritage?  What common knowledge and skills support a successful local museum and an Indigenous cultural tourism business?  The WA State Heritage & History Conference aims to explore these and many more connections, intersections and common causes over two days on 11 and 12 May 2017, at the iconic Perth Concert Hall. The conference will bring together...

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Masterclass on “The Happy Museums Project” with Tony Butler

Museums Galleries Australia WA is very excited to be able to invite you to attend an exclusive Masterclass on “The Happy Museums Project” with Tony Butler on Wednesday 10 May from 9am-2pm (lunch incl). Tony Butler (the Chair and Founder of the Happy Museum) is a social history curator at the heart of The Happy Museum and has been Executive Director of Derby Museums Trust since 2013. . . Seats will be limited, so do not delay in registering on www.trybooking.com/262526 This masterclass will provide a leadership framework for museums to develop a holistic approach to wellbeing and sustainability....

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reCollections: An Online Learning Program AND a Fantabulous Reference Resource

reCollections is the name of two different and fantastic resources! reCollections is once a six-volume Australian publication about caring for a wide range of collection materials, developed by Artlab and Australian conservators for the Heritage Collections Council. It includes information about collection storage, display and handling and a glossary. Find it at The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material: Visit the reCollections reference publication The name is also given to an online learning program you may find useful: The Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, of the University of Melbourne, offers online conservation education programs and a forum....

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Carnamah Historical Society & Museum – Index of Early WA Motor Vehicle Registrations

Online Index of 80,153 Early WA Motor Vehicle Registrations The Royal Automobile Club (R.A.C.) of Western Australia historically published an annual Year Book & Road Guide. Some of the early editions included lists of every registered motor vehicle in Western Australia. The lists included the owner, their address, the type of vehicle, its license/number plate and the local authority it was registered with. In partnership with the North Midlands Project the Carnamah Historical Society & Museum have transcribed, indexed and created a searchable online database of motor vehicle registrations from throughout Western Australia (extracted from the R.A.C. Year Book &...

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