Thursday, 26 October 2017

Discover your past in Wycheproof

The War Heritage Roadshow, Caring for Collections Day
 at Mount Wycheproof Museum
 A free event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of WWI armistice.
Find out the story behind some of your family history treasures and learn how to care for your precious memorabilia from experts from Melbourne University at this special event at the Wycheproof Community Museum, Mount St, Wycheproof on Monday 20 November.
Marion Parker is one of the experts to visit Wycheproof. Marion, a textile conservator, she worked on conserving the Wycheproof Autograph Flag. She will be joined by Jude Fraser a senior conservator with expertise in preservation of paper documents and photographs.
These experts will be on hand to appraise items and memorabilia from all modern conflicts from WWI, WWII, Vietnam and middle east theatres. No weapons or munitions.
Two sessions are offered:
  • In the morning, from 10am to 1pm, experts can advise and discuss conservation of artefacts, textiles and uniforms, and ephemera including prints, photographs and documents.
  • The afternoon session, from 2pm to 4pm join a 'how to' workshop on storing, cleaning and researching military history.

For information see the website and see this link to book your time with the experts. Or search for War Heritage Roadshow 2017.
Your local contacts are Elaine Storey phone 03 54 937 525 or Maureen McKersie phone 03 54 937 592.

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