Celebrating our history in new online exhibition

Thursday, 23 April 2020

A new online collection celebrating three important themes of the City of Greater Geelong’s history will be launched this Friday 24 April.

The virtual Our Heritage, OurCollection exhibition features 50 items selected from the themes: war, wool and work.

The objects have been handpicked from the City’s expansive heritage collection, and aligns with ANZAC Day commemorations this year.

Of the 50 featured items, 11 have wartime connections - including military pins, personal stories, audio recordings, memorials and monuments.

The exhibition augments existing online collections and is a direct response to the community priorities identified in the Our Heritage, Our Collection report, which was adopted by Council on 14 April 2020.

The report, which was co-funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, also brings together the City’s heritage collection of 12,000 moveable artworks, objects and artefacts valued at close to $28 million in total.

The online exhibition also features items from the National Wool Museum and Geelong Maritime Museum, as well as mayoral robes and other treasures.

New purpose-built website geelongheritagecollections.com.au will go live on Friday 24 April.

The website will continue to host exhibitions and community-curated themes online, with a vision to accompany further displays in the future.

 

Greater Geelong Mayor - Stephanie Asher

 

The City’s heritage collection is a melting pot of diverse treasures that piece together our history.
It is something we should be proud of, yet it is relatively unknown.
This exhibition is one way we are making this collection more accessible for the community.
The launch of Our Heritage, Our Collection online is especially timely as we look for ways to recognise ANZAC Day from home.

Cr Trent Sullivan - Chair, Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio

 

This virtual exhibition is easily accessible and will open your eyes to Greater Geelong’s exciting and diverse heritage collection.
The pieces that have wartime connections are a timely reminder of ANZAC Day and those who sacrificed so much.




Page last updated: Friday, 24 April 2020

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