Sunday, 2 October 2016

A successful convergence to the Significance Assessment Workshop

The Significance Assessment Workshop held Saturday 1 October in Hobart highlighted the wonderful networks the local sector can draw together. Attended by thirty participants from around the state the workshop was brought together courtesy of Narryna Heritage Museum, National Library of Australia, Arts Tasmania, TMAG and MATasmania and presented by Kylie Winkworth from NSW was highly successful with 30 participants in attendance from around the state!

Staff and valounteers came from UTAS Special and Rare Collections, TMAG, MONA, Devonport Regional Gallery, Circular Head Heritage Centre, East Coast Heritage Museum, Arts Tas, QVMAG, Woolmers Estate, St Helens History Room, New Norfolk Historical Information Centre, Narryna, Ulverstone History Museum , consultant conservators and one private collection.

Funding and support came from 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, and further supported by Arts Tasmania and Museums Australia (Tasmania) as part of its professional development series Making Museums Work program. TMAG provided The Royal Society of Tasmania Room as the venue.

Hard work pulling it together came from Melissa Smith (Arts Tas Program Officer and MAT Committee Member) with Scott Carlin, Manager Narryna House Museum ably assisted by the marvellous Narryna volunteers. 

Presenter Kylie Winkworth
All images courtesy Melissa Smith.

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