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Celebrating Violets

Pauline attends the launch of a new interpretive sign celebrating the violet farms in the Adelaide foothills that played an important part in not only Violet Day but also South Australia’s commercial flower industry and contribution to local tourism.    Read more about Celebrating Violets >

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Caring for Collections on Kangaroo Island

Pauline goes on the road with Artlab to help run a two-day Caring for Collections workshop for volunteers at community museums on Kangaroo Island. Read more about Caring for Collections on Kangaroo Island >

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A rather ‘splann’ trip to ‘Little Cornwall’

Pauline and Amanda visit 7 community museums in two and a half days on a whirlwind field trip to the Yorke Peninsula. Read more about A rather ‘splann’ trip to ‘Little Cornwall’ >

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Lady Soldiers reclaiming their place in history

Pauline shares some memorable moments at a reunion of around 40 former women soldiers at a book launch at the South Australian Army Museum; and rediscovers an almost forgotten South Australian woman’s history (and meets a very special canine companion). Read more about Lady Soldiers reclaiming their place in history >

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Escapades into Costume Care

Pauline discovers some interesting historic costume, some in unexpected places, whilst on the road visiting community museums. Read more about Escapades into Costume Care >

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Seeing what pops up

Pauline delves into the background of pop-up museums, how we created our first 'pop-up' and discovers what fun it can be! Read more about Seeing what pops up >

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Search for the first ANZAC biscuit recipe revisited

Pauline discovers what is ordinary and extraordinary about the humble Anzac biscuit from culinary historian Allie Reynolds who is on a mission to find the first or earliest pre-1920s recipe  Read more about Search for the first ANZAC biscuit recipe revisited >

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Flying Visit across the Spencer Gulf

Pauline flies to Port Lincoln with Artlab textile conservator Kristin to help run a Caring for Collections workshop for community museums and historical groups on the Eyre Peninsula. Read more about Flying Visit across the Spencer Gulf >

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Christmas comes early in Hindmarsh

In the week before Christmas, Amanda and Pauline play Santa for a number of museums in History SA's Community Museums Program (CMP), handing out free cabinets that were no longer required by the South Australian Museum. Read more about Christmas comes early in Hindmarsh >

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Dental Floss and Pool Noodles

Pauline goes on the road with Artlab to help run a Caring for Collections workshop in Clare for community museums and historical groups in the region  Read more about Dental Floss and Pool Noodles >

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