Community museums newsletter archive

The community museums newsletter is a bi-monthly publication by the History Trust on events and issues of interest to community museums within South Australia. Here you will find the latest stories and a searchable archive of past editions and news stories. Feel free to share news stories you find here with others. You can subscribe to receive the newsletter free by email or by RSS feed below.

A Bible with all sorts of high connections

We were contacted last month by Irena Sosnowski with some exciting news about a new acquisition for the Polish Hill River Church Museum. Read more about A Bible with all sorts of high connections >

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Opening doors workshops

Participants came from far and wide to attend this series of four half-day workshops, and feedback from participants seemed to indicate that the investment of time was worth the effort. Read more about Opening doors workshops >

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Some people think of museums as dusty, but this is ridiculous!

Radium Hill Heritage Museum survived 100km/h winds in September, as well as blanketing dust storms. Thankfully museum volunteers were on hand to clean up. Read more about Some people think of museums as dusty, but this is ridiculous! >

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National Volunteers Week 10-16 May 2010

Did you know that more than 5 million Australians volunteer? National Volunteers Week is a great opportunity to generate some media coverage for your museum. You can also use it as an opportunity for a recruitment drive if you are looking for new volunteers. Read more about National Volunteers Week 10-16 May 2010 >

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Caring for Collections: Murray Bridge

In total, 28 people representing 20 different organisations attended the Caring for Collections workshop in Murray Bridge. Artlab presenters – Kristin Phillips, Anne Dineen and Bee Flynn – packed so much information and fun into the sessions that we were all on the edges of our seats. Read more about Caring for Collections: Murray Bridge >

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History Week 2010 21-30 May

There are more than 400 activities available all over the state during SA History Week 2010! That is an increase of almost 25%. Read more about History Week 2010 21-30 May >

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Out and about (and in the office)

It has been a busy couple of months at History SA. Planning for SA History Week is underway, Allison attended a community consultation with the people of Hahndorf and both Allison and Pauline have been busy attending celebrations, exhibition launches and workshops. Read more about Out and about (and in the office) >

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Cleaning in museums (standard C2.2)

At the recent Caring for Collections workshop in Murray Bridge, we had a lesson in cleaning in museums from Artlab textiles conservator, Kristin Phillips. Read more about Cleaning in museums (standard C2.2) >

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Green Museums

You might be surprised to know that as a general rule, museums use more energy than office buildings. There are many ways in which museums can take a more sustainable approach to museum practice. Read more about Green Museums >

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Letters to the Editor

Q:  Everyone tells us we should ‘be on the net’ but I just ‘turn off’ when websites are mentioned.   Our little museum doesn’t even own an ‘online’ computer.  And what is the difference between a ‘webpage’ and a ‘website’.  Should we have one? Isn’t it very expensive and is it really necessary? Read more about Letters to the Editor >

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