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
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
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.
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
The pieces that have wartime connections
are a timely reminder of ANZAC Day and those who sacrificed so much.