With the help of an Arts Queensland Development & Presentation Grant, Museum of Central Queensland Inc (MoCQ) is launching a community-based project to identify and showcase some of the houses moved from Mt Morgan to sites throughout Central Queensland. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been delivering oral history workshops for a number of years around Central Queensland. The workshop takes about half a day and participants learn the ins and outs of the interview process plus what to do before and after. But at the end of the training there are two key messages I want participants to walk away with. Read the rest of this entry
Congratulations to the five community museums in the Mackay region who received the 2012 Gallery & Museum Achievement Award in the category ‘Organisations: Volunteer Run’ for their joint exhibition Sugar Strike: The Impact of the 1911 Sugar Strike on the Mackay Region.
In 2011 five museums in the Mackay region joined together to tell the story of the 1911 sugar strike including local events which had state and national ramifications. Read the rest of this entry
Every museum has words. In text panels, in labels, in handouts, in multimedia presentations… Recently museum workers came together for the 2012 CQ Museums Network Day to learn all about words in their museums. Read the rest of this entry
Check out our latest case study on Bronwyn’s work with the Mt Morgan Museum volunteers to produce Mt Morgan Murri: Indigenous stories of the Mt Morgan region.
Recently I visited Blackall and Tambo to help the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council and the Tambo Heritage Group identify future directions for two key heritage collections. First stop was RamPark in Blackall. This is a Read the rest of this entry
Got a typewriter in your collection marked for deaccessioning? How about this for an idea. A company in the US have come up with a DIY kit which hooks your old typewriter to a computer or iPad. What a great experience this would be for our younger visitors and those of us who want to relive the ‘good ol days’!
To find out more visit USB Typewriters.