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Free-Cycle: reduce, reuse & recycle

MGAWA Free-cycle is a free service helping WA museums to reduce, reuse & recycle. Museums Galleries Australia WA and the WA Museum have been free-cycling old display cases, cabinets, tables, mini fridges you name it in an attempt to reduce the amount going into landfill and give small and regional museums a chance to pick up some fantastic museum pieces. We’ve run 3 rounds of the free-cycle this year so far and had a huge response, from as far away as the Upper Gascoyne, Katanning, Cunderdin, York, Northam, Dowerin, Boddington, Kojonup and Guildford. The Museum of Natural History in Guildford, now has a free-cycled display case of their  taxidermist work and the Cunderdin Museum was able to recycle this comfortable chair, already been reclaimed by the office catKeep an eye out for more free-cycling emails to see if you can reuse, recycle any items up for...

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Museums Galleries Australia Indigenous Roadmap

The MGA Indigenous Roadmap project is an initiative by Museums Galleries Australia to facilitate discussion on how best to advance the participation and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in museums and galleries. Indigenous peoples are integral to a greater understanding of Australian history, art and culture. Museums and galleries offer a space where authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, art and culture can be considered, reviewed, analysed, re-assessed and ultimately understood. Museums and galleries also open up discussion around Indigenous history and heritage. A closer relationship between Indigenous peoples and the museums and galleries sector will...

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Professional Learning Workshop: Collecting and Object Handling

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WORKSHOP: COLLECTING AND OBJECT HANDLING   The Round House, Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park Corner of Edwards and Rose Streets, MANJIMUP Saturday 17 June 9am – 4:30pm Join the WA Museum’s Acting Head of History, Stephen Anstey, for a full day professional workshop in Manjimup. The workshop is designed to develop skills in collection management, and will include a look at collection policy and assessing object significance, object care and handling. Program for the day also includes an update on the collections sector from Robert Mitchell, Executive Officer of Museums Galleries Australia WA, and a Q&A session...

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