Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Investigating Significant Costumes Workshop--an intensive course in the Making Museums Work

Narryna mourning costume as arranged by Joyce Mackey for Ashes to Ashes.
From Narryna News April 2016
You are invited to participate in a one day Significance Assessment Workshop, with a focus on historic costumes 

Saturday, 1 October between 9.30am – 4.00pm
Royal Society of Tasmania Room, TMAG, Hobart
Registration is due by Friday, 23 September 2016
By phone: 03 6165 6666
By email:
By post: Arts Tasmania, 146 Elizabeth Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Numbers are limited so please register promptly
Cost $20 Museums Australia (Tasmania) members
$40 others

The presenter – Kylie Winkworth

Kylie is a museum and heritage consultant, with a particular interest in historic costumes,regional and community collections, movable heritage and in situ heritage collections. With Roslyn Russell she is the co-author of Significance2.0 a guide to assessing the significance of collections, 2009. She has undertaken many assessments of costume and community collections. She has advised local, state and national museums on costume collections, proposed acquisitions and Australian Dress Register entries. And she has presented significance training workshops for museum groups around Australia.

This workshop will introduce participants to the theory and practice of significance assessment, with a special focus on costumes, using in particular a case study from Narryna Heritage Museum’s collection.

Numbers are limited so please register promptly
Friday, 23 September 2016 Details are on the attached form.

Professional development series for the collections sector

Arts Tasmania, Museums Australia (Tasmania) and Narryna Heritage Museum.
This workshop is funded by a National Library of Australia Community Heritage Grant awarded to Narryna Heritage Museum Inc. for a significance and preservation-needs assessment of its costume collection, together with a community workshop in significance assessment.

Arts Tasmania and Museums Australia (Tasmania) have provided further funding for the significance assessment workshop as part of the Making Museums Work program.

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