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 Collections in Kadina

The sixth running of the popular training program Caring for Collections was held in Kadina in late 2008. Caring for Collections is a joint program offered by History SA and Artlab Australia. Read more about Caring For Collections in Kadina >

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Food Exhibition at Unley Museum

In their latest exhibition, the City of Unley Museum explores the theme of food and eating habits. Dig In, Don’t wait take us back to the days when cereal was a novelty and a hot breakfast was common. The exhibition includes a number of simple but effective interactive for visitors, including a cuts of meat cow jigsaw puzzle. Read more about Food Exhibition at Unley Museum >

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CMP Museums Field Visits and Events

Community history officers Amanda and Kate caught up with a number of registered and accredited museums in the south-east, mallee and on Eyre Peninsula. Several museums in these regions have been commencing and completing major projects including new displays and collection management projects. Read more about CMP Museums Field Visits and Events >

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Times of Conflict: a new exhibition opens at Mallala Museum

Mallala Museum has opened its latest exhibition, Times of Conflict, which focuses on the involvement of the people of the Mallala district in the wars that spanned the 20th century and continue into the 21st century. The exhibition has been professionally designed and produced and tells stories that are personal and local, but set within a national and global context. Read more about Times of Conflict: a new exhibition opens at Mallala Museum >

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Marvellous Museum Award Winners

Beachport museum and radium Hill Historical Association have taken out awards in the Inaugural Marvellous Museum Awards, run by ABC Radio National. Read more about Marvellous Museum Award Winners >

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Managing In Situ Collections at Scholz Park Museum

Museums came together to undertake a workshop at Scholz park Museum, Riverton. Under the guidance of Artlab conservators, willing volunteers spent two days cleaning and discussing issues with managing blacksmithing and wheelwright collections. Read more about Managing In Situ Collections at Scholz Park Museum >

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Construction of a book support for display

Books require appropriate support when displayed open. A suitable support can be easily made to measure and constructed from core flute board or other suitable archival board product. Read more about Construction of a book support for display >

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Community History Unit MAGP Activities

Amanda and Kate have been working with a number of museums on about interpretation, accreditation, and collection management issues and have also been continuing work on the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries Taskforce. Read more about Community History Unit MAGP Activities >

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National Standards - Making the Transition to the New Guidelines

The National Standards for Australian Museums and galleries are soon to be published and the MAGP will be being brought in line with them. A reference group of MAGP museums has had some input into the implementation of the new standards in South Australia. Read more about National Standards - Making the Transition to the New Guidelines >

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News from MAGP Museums

It’s been a busy couple of months for a number of MAGP museums with display openings, History Week events, anniversary celebrations and securing grants for more projects. Read more about News from MAGP Museums >

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