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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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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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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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