War Heritage Roadshow Ballarat
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North
T: (03) 9348 5700
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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 significant 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.
The war heritage roadshow launch event will be held in the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Consultation Day: Wednesday 26th April 10am-4pm Book a free 20-minute session with one of our conservation and war heritage experts or participant in caring for war heritage demonstration sessions.
•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.
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.
Activity Day: Thursday 27th April 10am-4pm Attend a talk by Jude Fraser, Manager, Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation on how to care for wartime heritage, and watch and participate in demonstrations: •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.