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.

Bushfires

An issue that we have been discussing in the office is what course of action we should take in relation to a &145;catastrophic’ bushfire warning and we are developing a policy about what we should do if we have field trips planned or underway in these areas. Read more about Bushfires >

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More than a museum?

Those of us who work in history museums do so because we have a passion for them. Whether we have a particular interest – such as transport or industrial heritage, a deep and abiding interest in the place in which we grew up or live, or a general fascination with how and why things have been done in the past – we know that our work is important in the present and for the future. Read more about More than a museum? >

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Swan Reach success

Recently Mrs Lynette Dettloff, President of the Swan Reach Museum, attended the S.A. Great Regional Awards for the Murray and Mallee Regions where the Swan Reach Museum was awarded the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Tourist Award in recognition of its significant growth. Read more about Swan Reach success >

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Reviewing the situation

One way to improve current and future interpretive programs is to critically review displays and other interpretive programs. We encourage CMP museums to develop skills in evaluation and have provided a handy template to guide the process. Read more about Reviewing the situation >

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Out and About

Allison and Pauline have been busy travelling around the state, from Yorke Peninsula to the South East, visiting a number of CMP museums. Read more about Out and About >

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Out and about and in the office

Pauline and Allison have been out and about talking with groups about History SA programs, visiting museum and assisting groups from the office as well. Read more about Out and about and in the office >

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Letter to Editor: Digital Photo Frames

Digital photo frames can be a useful and practical addition to some museum displays. Read more about Letter to Editor: Digital Photo Frames >

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There's Something About Mary

Mary MacKillop Penola Centre opened their new exhibition on Josephite education These are the children I love, in November 2009. Read more about There's Something About Mary >

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Using Working Objects

To make functional objects operational or not is a dilemma for many museums. A tool will soon be available to make the decision making clearer. Read more about Using Working Objects >

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Is it that time of year again?

Forward planning is a necessary and useful activity, part of good museum management. It can be a bit if fun too! Read more about Is it that time of year again? >

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