New appreciation of objects / how are roles are shaped by the issues of our work place/
Interesting to get intimate with another local history collection / same 40,000 pop but very different collections/ comparisons town and country
Shopping exhibition/ compare to Newcastle
Thought could learn how to reinvent local history but didn’t find answer as you are always limited by the collections people have In countryside a) no one throws things away/precious b) wider aread to cover/ council boundaries not as precious as they are in the city.
Despite no answers on re inventing local history - interesting to see how WPCC has I the past tried to engage audiences and make things relevant today’s audiences.
Art exhibition - Changing the frames - worked with their collection and the NSW Visual Arts Cirricula discussed the various frames in which you can understand art - structural - how does it look and what it is made up of so say the subjective frame- the the art work connects on an emotional level to the artist and audience - all text written like school kids to make it more engaing from form.
Engagement and ways to engage is something we are all talking about today - and
Labels / difficult writing and the idea that really museums are places for objects to speak to us from the past. Australian journeys / use of object biographies vs. thematic displays
2009 National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants
Samantha Sinnayah, Curator, George Hanna Memorial Museum (WPCC, NMA and regional road trip)
Samantha Sinnayah Botany Bay City CouncilMGNSW Mentorship 2011