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Have your Say! Proposed Career Development Network

You are invited to contribute your thoughts and interest in the establishment of a career development network for cultural professionals across Western Australia. The cultural sector in WA is active and vibrant. It encompasses the major, medium, not for profit and community museums, galleries and collecting organisations across the state. We are seeking interest from you in the development of a network for people pursuing advancement in their cultural sector career – either within a current role or organisation, transitioning into a new role or organisation, or looking for their first paid or voluntary position. Our aim is to...

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Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual

Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual Our state museum has created a very useful new resource! Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual is an online resource developed for smaller organisations and private collectors. A series of 12 instructional videos and an updated version of the bestselling book Conservation and Care of Collections provides information on general conservation techniques. This resource acts as a practical guideline. Remember to always contact a professional conservator when dealing with objects of particular concern. Find resource...

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Links and Resources

Links and Resources NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES Are you looking for a comprehensive list of resources on museum practice? The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries contains links to many resources on best practice. Areas covered include: Managing the Museum Involving People Developing a Significant Collection   THE BURRA CHARTER How can we ensure that a heritage place is cared for properly? How can it be handed on to future generations in a way that retains the values which make it important to us? The Burra Charter defines the basic principles and procedures to be followed in...

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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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