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PLAYING GRAMOPHONES IN MUSEUMS

Playing Gramophones in Museums It is great to see wind-up gramophones in museums being played for interested visitors. However it is very important that the demonstrators know about the steel needles they use. Each steel needle can only play ONE record; and then it must be thrown away. The reason for this is that the records are designed to wear the needles to fit the shape of the groove and spread the weight of the soundbox. They wear to a V-shape. After playing one record, the wear can be easily seen by twirling the needle in sun light. If...

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TELLING OUR STORIES: PARTNERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM – ALBANY

TELLING OUR STORIES: PARTNERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM 17 – 18 May Vancouver Arts Centre Albany Presented in partnership with the City of Albany’s Vancouver Arts Centre, Supported by the Regional Arts Peak Partnership Program If you work in the arts, heritage and culture sector ART ON THE MOVE and Museums Galleries Australia WA are combining their collective and extensive skills to offer you a two day intensive professional development program. The training will explore curating, preparing, presenting and interpreting an exhibition, be it artistic or historic. Who is this for? Arts, heritage and culture sector for educators, curators, archivists, historians,...

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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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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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MGAWA’s Successful 2017

We’ve had an eventful year with many successful programs including: The Collections Sector Review; Cultural Sector Training Partnerships with Art on the Move – ‘Building our Stories’; Regional Arts Partnership Programs; MGAWA has been working with the Collection Sector Working Group to advance a solution toward digitisation and collections access; MGAWA also facilitated training and sector coordination at eight regional chapter meetings at Mandurah (x 2), Fremantle, Sandstone, Toodyay, New Norcia, Bunbury and Manjimup. MGAWA facilitated and attended 7 further launches of Remembering Them (MGAWA is coordinating Lotterywest funding for this initiative) at Brookton, Karratha, Katanning & King Cottage...

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