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.

Caring for textiles: colourful tips

There is a wealth of information about caring for textiles available, including on the Museum of New Zealand website. Read more about Caring for textiles: colourful tips >

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Wet books, tea and scones: the Loxton Disaster workshop

Disaster salvage workshop held at Loxton Historical Village was a great success. Partyicipants found out about and got some practical experience in being prepared for a possible disaster at their museums, recovery practices and hands-on salvage techniques. Read more about Wet books, tea and scones: the Loxton Disaster workshop >

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BIG display changes at Swan Reach Museum

Swan Reach Museum is in the middle of major display redevelopments, with stage one of the project completed and stage two about to get underway. Changes include telling stories in different ways completely remodeling the layout and look of the displays. Read more about BIG display changes at Swan Reach Museum >

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Dear...... Letters to the editor

It is possible to remove paint from cane furniture, but it needs to be done with great care and with appropriate aims in mind. Read more about Dear...... Letters to the editor >

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Everybody loves a homebrew

There are many commercial collection management software programs available for museums. Building a digital collection management system from scratch is possible, but there are a number of organisational and programming issues to take into account. Read more about Everybody loves a homebrew >

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Feature Help Sheet: Review of display or interpretive program template

Reviewing displays is a useful activity for all museums. History SA’s Review of Display and interpretive program template provides a method for thinking critically about displays and display issues. Read more about Feature Help Sheet: Review of display or interpretive program template >

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On the road and in the field

The community history officers have been out and about working with south-east registered and accredited museums and visiting a number of groups in the Riverland. Read more about On the road and in the field >

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Queen's Birthday Honours

Max Wurfel (Mallee Tourist and heritage Centre) and Judy Murdoch (Sheep’s Back Museum), two hard working members of the CMP network, have been honoured in the 2009 Queen’s Birthday awards. Read more about Queen's Birthday Honours >

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The revised Community Museums Program (CMP) What does it mean for your museum?

History SA has adopted the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries as the basis for its Community Museums Program (CMP), a standards program for community museums in South Australia. As a consequence there are some changes to the standards that registered and accredited museums are working towards. Read more about The revised Community Museums Program (CMP) What does it mean for your museum? >

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The History Trust rallies around at Booleroo Centre

She didn’t arrive on a tractor or on a steam traction engine, only in a dusty government car, but Amanda James was on site to open the 41st Annual Rally Day at Booleroo Centre on Sunday 29 March. Read more about The History Trust rallies around at Booleroo Centre >

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