Australia's experience of war, especially in the First and Second World Wars, helped shape our sense of ourselves as a nation and as a community with a distinctive ethos and way of life.
To provide opportunities for future generations to understand, investigate and value these experiences, we must ensure that siginificant material relating to Australia’s war heritage is preserved, not just in official national and state institutions, but also in personal, family and community collections.
Department of Premier and Cabinet – Veterans Branch and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation will deliver a series of free workshops for the public across Victoria. The workshops will bring Australia’s leading experts in preservation to you for a two-day line-up of free workshops and information sessions. Bookings are essential, please select your nearest venue above for details.
Day 1 – Consultation Day
Friday 30 June 10 am to 4 pm
Please book a free individual session with one of our experts;
Jude Fraser specialising paper based wartime memorabilia (photos, prints, documents and diaries);
Holly Jones-Amin specialising in 3D artefacts (uniforms, military kit and equipment, medals and textiles);
David Gardner, Director of the RAAF Museum who will assist with general and historical information.
Twenty-minute sessions run from 10am to 4pm and bookings are essential.
Memorabilia brought in for these sessions will be photographed as a documentary record of the workshops.
For your safety and that of others STRICTLY NO WEAPONS OR MUNITION. If you would like advice about these, please bring a photo.
Rolling collection care demonstrations will be running throughout the day. These include cleaning of metals, archival storage for memorabilia, preventive measures and storage of textiles and researching military history. We encourage people without memorabilia wishing to view sessions to book an observer ticket.
Day 2 – Activity Day
Saturday 1 July 10 am to 4 pm
10:15 am Talk: Caring for Wartime Memorabilia
Rolling collection care demonstrations will be running during the day.
cleaning of metals,
checking and preventing insect attack,
disaster preparedness in the home,
removing photographs from magnetic albums,
researching military history and medal information,
preventive and storage of textiles memorabilia
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