September 3, 2013

Events which may be of interest

Rebecca Pinchin, Regional Services Coordinator, Powerhouse Museum has kindly sent me a list of events which may be of interest in the next few weeks, for those who may be travelling from the Central Tablelands.

Please pass on to to those of your members who may have a potential interest.

Lecture and Workshop in Maitland

Australian Dress Register
Wednesday 11 September 2013
A public lecture and workshop on the Australian Dress Register website will be held at the Maitland Gaol 10am -11.30 (all welcome)
Lunch and afternoon tea included.
Where: Maitland Gaol Auditorium, John Street East Maitland
Cost Lecture- free, Lecture and workshop $5
Booking essential – contact Justine Malinowski – Committee Member AMCAT 0409 929 839 or  or Rebecca Pinchin  ph 9217 0220  or  Freecall 1800 882 0922

Part of History Week 7 - 15th September, 2013 Powerhouse Museum 

Caring for Photographs
Tuesday 10th September 9:30am -12:30
Photographs are a wonderful visual record of history and everyone collects them. But that history can disappear if they do are not looked after properly. In this workshop, you can find out about different photographic processes and learn conservation techniques such as surface cleaning, appropriate storage and archival framing of photos. The second session will demonstrate how to get good results from digitising and scanning your collection.

Talk: David Mist celebrates the swinging sixties, again!
Wednesday 11 September, 12.30pm – 1.30pm (arrive 12pm)
Modelled on the Birds of Britain book of 1967 which featured photographs of influential young British women like Mary Quant, Dusty Springfield and Marion Faithfull, David Mist’s Made in Australia book of 1969 focused on Australian ‘bird’ life. Revisit the era in conversation with photographer, David Mist and Powerhouse Museum curator, Anne-Marie Van de Ven

and at Castle Hill

From Streetscapes to Photo Albums 
Presented at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre, the Powerhouse Museum’s off-site publicly accessible collection storage facility at Castle Hill, Powerhouse social history curator, Anni Turnbull and Powerhouse conservator, Dee McKillop will take you on a journey through highlights of the museum’s photography collections, looking at the rationale behind collecting certain photographs, the stories behind some of the iconic photographic images in the collection, as well as providing conservation and storage tips on how to care for your own treasured family photographs.

And don’t forget the   …….

Regional Services Applications for the 2014 Regional Services program now open.
Professional advice, project assistance and regional internships are available across all the collection areas and other areas of museum practice such as developing exhibitions, museum learning, publishing, security and marketing. Closing September 2013

Thanks Rebecca

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