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GLAM PEAK: Digital Access to Collections Workshop in Perth

Digital Access to Collections   #digaccess_wa GLAM PEAK Do it once, Do it right!! From file standards and formats, the process of digitising items and saving them correctly, applying metadata and managing digital assets. Sharing and providing digitised collections via open data platforms and enhancing your organisation’s profile with social media. If you are worried about sharing your images online then limit them to small resolution jpeg files or put a watermark overlay/ logo to discourage reuse of the image. However it has been found that visitation rates increase with an online collection and that 80% of cultural tourists...

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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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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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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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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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