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Author: Nina Frichot

What is the value of Museums in Western Australia?

The 2016 Museums Galleries Australia WA survey was completed by 155 Museums of 483 museums in Western Australia and thus a return rate of 32% was achieved. Museums are educational, trusted, beloved and economic assets to communities everywhere. Museums support thousands of jobs and contributing to the Australian economy. From just 88 Museums volunteers have dedicated over 72,000 hours pa of their time, a monetary value of up to $2million! Museums welcome millions of visitors every year in WA alone. They are there for everyone from childhood to grandparents, students and educators, tourists from all over the world. Museums...

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MGAWA Peel Chapter Meeting at Old Blythewood, Pinjarra

MGAWA Peel Chapter Meeting     The MGAWA Peel Chapter Meeting was hosted by the Murray Districts Historical Society at Old Blythewood, Pinjarra,  Saturday 10th March. After the official meeting, Vince Taylor spoke on the subject ‘Letters to the Editor’, Vince has researched the colonial newspapers of the 19th Century and discovered some fascinating correspondence from residents of the Murray District and relevant correspondents. It’s always a great opportunity to touch base with all the members of the Chapter to see how you’re all going and enjoy coffee and cake in the sunshine outside Old Blythewood. There will be...

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Lisa Reihana: Emissaries – Curator’s Talk and Networking Event

Museums Galleries Australia WA and John Curtin Gallery held a curator’s talk and networking event last night show casing the stunning works by Lisa Reihana, which was show cased in the Venice Biennale last year,  in Pursuit of Venus. Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus is a two-channel, live-action video that is inspired by the colonial nineteenth century panoramic wallpaper, Les Sauvages de la exploration but Du Mer Pacifique (1804–05), produced by entrepreneur Joseph Dufour in Neoclassical France. Les Sauvages draws upon journal accounts of Pacific voyages of efour and his team harvested information from different historical sources and relocated the bodies into a fictional Tahitian landscape, removing...

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50 Years 50 Objects: Melville City

Wireless Hill Museum is proud to present a selection of fifty museum and community objects that showcase stories about the City of Melville since it became a city in 1968. 50 Years 50 Objects celebrates the 50th anniversary of the City of Melville, through an eclectic range of objects that have been grouped together to tell their own stories…all in some way connected to the Melville story of the past 50 years. On show at Wireless Hill Museum from 25 February to end of December 2018   Alex Marsden, the National Director of Museums Galleries Australia, launched this exhibition...

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Remembering Them: Newman Launch 2017

Remembering Them: Newman Exhibition Launch December 2017 Some four years ago, well before the centenary of World War One entered general public consciousness, there was in the museum sector a concern. The concern was that local stories relating to the War might be overwhelmed by the broad sweep of commemoration and memorialisation. It was then that an initial approached were made to Lotterywest to explore ways to relate how World War One impacted on local communities. The feeling at that time was that the great feats of gallantry and sacrifice at Gallipoli, the Somme, Passchendaele, Villars Bretonneau and Amiens...

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