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Innovative Idea for Tiny Space

Image courtesy Capricorn Coast Historical Society

Volunteers at Capricorn Coast Historical Society had a blank canvas to work with when they returned to their former home after more than a year of no access.  The Society had to move its entire collection while the new Yeppoon Town Hall was being built next door.  Not content to just move everything back in the way it was, these forward-thinking volunteers looked at how to use the limited space more effectively.  With the help of a National Library of Australia Community Heritage Grant the group Read the rest of this entry

Mt Morgan Murri

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.

Bronwyn’s Diary: Tambo Teddies beyond the Black Stump

Tambo Heritage Precinct

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

Luscious Locks a thing of the past

To all my museum colleagues,

Why has this little girl lost her luscious locks?

Bronwyn

Underwood Noiseless Typewriter

In keeping with the typewriter theme, I found this gem in a private collection near Tambo.  It looked like any other typewriter until I saw the brand name.  The UNDERWOOD NOISELESS…I think not!  But then again, it appears to be silent now.

Bronwyn

New life for old typewriters

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.

Bronwyn’s Diary

After reading Ewen’s diary post about attending the ABC Open Now & Then workshop I decided to have a go at it while on a work trip to Blackall.  The idea is to take an old image and photograph it in its original position.  Because I was on the road I couldn’t print any of the photos so tried it with my mobile instead.  Using the internet feature I looked up photos of Blackall on Picture Queensland and found this great one where four men were testing the soil quality for planting trees outside the Barcoo Hotel in 1941.  Looking at the trees in the new photo the soil must have passed the test!

 It was fun trying to find the location and challenging lining up the old photo while trying to take a new photo.  I’m yet to master having both in focus. 

 What a fantastic way to re-interpret our historical collections! 

 Make sure to check out ABC Open.