The theme of the event is Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and will be a mixture of enticing sessions and hands-on workshops that will stimulate ideas and creativity to help local history come alive!
Featuring a key note presentation by the Senior Curator of Museums Victoria, Liza Dale-Hallett who specialises in the history of rural Victoria and and whose partnership with farm women created the national Invisible Farmer project (the largest ever study of Australian women on the land).
Councillor Puddy Chandler, Portfolio Chair for Arts said small museums have an important role in documenting our lives and preserving our stories.
"The conference will be a great opportunity for residents and visitors to gain insight into how to present and preserve local history in an impactful way," Cr Chandler said.
"It will also be an opportunity for industry networking while attendees can get a better understanding of the ins-and-outs a working museum including exhibitions, collections and management of museum materials."
Registration costs are:
- Conference Registration – Early Bird $170 or Standard $180
- Conference Dinner – $60
- Networking Event – Free
- Sunday Bus Tour - $40
Registrations are open until Friday, 12 October and you can purchase your ticket by visiting www.mymaranoa.org.au/residents/arts-culture-library/small-museums-conference.
This event is proudly hosted by Maranoa Regional Council and supported by Museums and Galleries Queensland.