Historical document in the City of Greater Geelong
Historical document in the City of Greater Geelong's collections.

Geelong's Heritage Collections Strategy

This engagement is closed

Contributions to this engagement have closed for evaluation and review.

Date: Monday, 2 September 2019 to Friday, 27 September 2019

The City of Greater Geelong is the proud owner of thousands of heritage objects and artworks and collectively these are of significant cultural and social value.

The City of Greater Geelong Heritage Collection is made up of key collections including the National Wool Museum, the Outdoor Collection (Public Art, Monuments and Memorials), Geelong Maritime Museum and the Council Art & Artefact collection.

Some of the highlights in the collection include artworks by Edward Snell from 1852 and more recent works by the well-known Robert Ingpen. Unique and valuable objects include the exquisite Mayoral Chains from the former municipalities of South Barwon, Newtown and Geelong West. Across the collection there are historic clocks, sister city gifts, ceremonial spades, robes and many more. There is even a Geelong Council Mayoral Chair from 1860.

Please join us at the National Wool Museum - Auction Room on Thursday 12 September 6 – 8pm for our community stakeholder workshop – contributing to the development of a Strategic Plan for the Management and Interpretation of Geelong’s Heritage Collections. A light dinner will be served.

Register your interest for the community workshop or further questions should be directed to the Project Manager Luke Keogh, lkeogh@geelongcity.vic.gov.au or by phone 5272 4864

We would also love your feedback via the survey below.