Do you have wartime artefacts at home? Do you know their significance or how to care for them? Learn from Australia’s top preservation experts about how to keep your family’s wartime heritage items safe in your home for future generations to enjoy, and bring your objects along for personalised advice.
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.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet – Veterans Branch and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation are delivering a series of free workshops for the public across Victoria. The workshops will bring Australia’s leading experts in preservation for a two-day line-up of free workshops and information sessions.
The project is being launched in North Melbourne on 31 March and 1 April and then travels to Ballarat 26-27 April and 28-29 April in Bendigo.
More information and bookings on this website: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/grimwadecentre/engagement/war-heritage-roadshow-2017