Thanks to funding provided by the Volunteer Grant and Community Heritage Grant, the Cultural Heritage Network – Toowoomba Region has the following equipment available for loan to cultural heritage organisations:
- Wireless PA Sound System, consisting of cordless mic with stand and one speaker with stand
- Projection system consisting of a data projector and portable screen
- 3 dehumidifiers
A $50 deposit is required to loan each set of equipment. CHN-TR member organisations will have priority for loans and will receive their deposit back on return of the equipment.
So if you have an event coming up and would like your voice to be heard and your presentation seen; or if you are having trouble with high humidity due to constant rain, a water leak or flooding – contact the Network on 4659 4900.
A week in Mackay working on the BHP BMC sponsored ‘Significance Assessment’ project began with Bronwyn, Helen and I enjoying the glorious sunshine and the array of heritage displays at the annual Mackay Heritage Fair at Greenmount Homestead. The event showcases many of the heritage organisations in the Mackay and Isaac regions as well as the historic Greenmount homestead and its contents. With around 7000 people in attendance, its great to see the local community supporting cultural heritage in the region. While there we interviewed 6 organisations about their collections and met many interesting people.
Then it was off to the Mackay City Library’s Heritage Collection and the Mackay Family Historical Society for Helen and I to conduct Significance and Preservation Assessments. At the Heritage Collection we found some gorgeous glass plate negatives of Mackay’s flora and fauna and aerial photographs of Mackay taken from a Boxkite. Boy they were keen back then!
Read our latest case study on the Heritage Treasures: showcasing Toowoomba’s regional collections, project. While you’re there, check out the other project case studies we have. You might find some inspiration for a your own organisation.
I was asked this question while visiting the Lake Broadwater Natural History Association yesterday. This small natural history museum on the bank of the gorgeous naturally occuring Lake Broadwater, 30 km south-west of Dalby, is run by a band of dedicated volunteers. Their collection includes an impressive array of bottled reptiles including Fred the python; Read the rest of this entry