April 29, 2012

Using oral history to preserve your family history

Join us for another stimulating seminar program in collaboration with the State Library of NSW 

Saturday 12 May 2012 9.45 am registration 10 am to 12.30 pm 

Note Venue: Dixson Room Ground Floor, Mitchell Library State Library of NSW 

Cost: $40 includes morning tea OHAA Members $30 

Please note that no refunds are available for cancellations of less than seven days notice; 
90% refund if more than seven days notice. Enquiries: ohaansw@hotmail.com

Memory and remembering Dr. Janis Wilton 

At the core of oral history interviews are the memories people are willing to share. In family history, these include memories of events, people and places relating to the family as well as the experiences that shape an individual’s life story. What is the nature of these family memories? What influences them? How are they reconstructed? What and why do people remember and not remember? How do we, as oral history interviewers, tap into these memories to create interviews that are rich in descriptions and insights? Dr. Janis Wilton is an award winning public and oral historian based at the University of New England. 

Also meet three oral historians Di Ritch, Michael Clarke and Laurel Wraight who will speak about their experiences with family history projects followed by a general discussion moderated by Janis Wilton.

April 27, 2012

Powerhouse Museum regional object loans

Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum, Broken Hill
Mineral specimens in The Hill that changed the Nation exhibition

Australian Motorlife Museum, Wollongong

Sectioned Chrysler chassis will go on loan for 12 months from 30 April

Tumbarumba Historical Society
Objects from the Southern Cloud aircraft

Friends of Grossman House, Brough House, MaitlandBee keeping equipment will go on loan for display 18–30 April for the Amazing Bees exhibition, a contribution of JW and WS Pender to the Australasian Bee Industry and part of the National Trust Heritage Festival                

Lithgow Small Arms Factory, Lithgow
McCrudden machine gun

Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree
A slouch hat will go on loan 19 April – 20 May  in Taree Rotary’s Hat exhibition

Newcastle Regional Museum, Newcastle
Presentation trowel, x-ray tube and reed organ

Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Penrith
3 doll tableaux on display in the Hello Dollies exhibition

Sydney Tramway Museum, Loftus
O Class tram

TAFE NSW Western Institute, Broken Hill
Loco model on display

Trainworks, Thirlmere

Governor General’s carriage

April 25, 2012

Exhibition of Union Banners

Image: Ray Christison

The City of Greater Lithgow Mining Museum is currently hosting an exhibition of Union Banners from the Sydney Trades Hall. See flyer above and photos on flickr post.
When: Open Every Weekend until October 1012
Contact: Phone: 6353 1513  Email: statemin@lisp.com.au

Ref: Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park www.statemine.org.au

April 20, 2012

Rylstone's Bridge View Inn Painted Mural

As an event for Heritage Week 2012, the Rylstone and District Historical Society is having an open day for the public to see the progress of the work to clean and stabilise the mural. Some new parts have been exposed.

 View a slide presentation of the project here.

When: Sunday 22nd April, 2012

Where: Bridge View Inn, 28-30 Louee Street, Rylstone

April 18, 2012

Digitising Collections

With accessible, affordable equipment and the integration of the web into everyday life there is an increasing demand to digitise collections, but how do we keep these resource hungry projects from becoming white elephants?

This one day event will provide participants with the information and skills to make better decisions about digitisation projects and the management of digital material in museums and galleries. A series of panel discussions will address issues including:

     ° Planning digitisation projects

     ° Managing copyright, ethical and artists rights issues in a digital environment

     ° Current and future uses of digital material that may impact on digitisation projects

Hands on workshops will be held in the afternoon at the Powerhouse Museum, Art Gallery of NSW and State Library of NSW focusing on the digitisation of specific material including artworks, three dimensional objects, glass plate negatives, maps and other large format documents.

Digitising Collections is an M&G NSW event in partnership with the Powerhouse Museum, in conjunction with Art Gallery NSW and State Library of NSW.

When: Thursday 31 May 2012, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney
Admission: $85 full price / $60 concession (includes lunch and required transport to practical session)
Further information: mgnsw.org.au/sector_development/digitising_collections/