Museums Australia (Victoria) are currently providing a Training Program for custodians of Community Collections in various parts of Victoria.
Our members have already attended three of the Workshops held in Shepparton and have found them of great benefit.
Topics covered at these sessions have been Museum Standards, Significance Assessment, Digitising Collections, and Interpretation & Exhibitions.
The material covered has direct application to our own situation at the Heritage Centre in Murchison. Networking between participants is of course always useful.
It is pleasing to see good attendance numbers when Museums Australia are providing such valuable training. Bringing the training to Regional Centres is a great help as the workers involved with Community Collections are usually Volunteers.