Meet mini Marion!

A red tinged postcard from 1929 showing a view of the Lithgow State Mine from across the valley

Postcard 1929

From the Bede Wilson collection. Courtesy of Lithgow State Mine

She’s the brand new guide at the Lithgow State Mine and has recently taken up a position to talk to you about the night of the 1953 fire at the Mine. She’s a captivating guide; wife of one of the miners and she’s on show wearing the very latest ‘50s fashion. Marion tells you about the terrible events of the fire, the dreadful death of the horses and the impacts of the disaster on the miners and the people in Lithgow.

 

Marion is a story telling device; she wanders around in her own 3D film perching on various display objects and leaning against the machinery in a Barbie-turns-serious kind of way. She’s engaging, novel and lovable!

The thing you need to know about Marion is she’s the latest in clever technology – Marion is a story telling device; she wanders around in her own 3D film perching on various display objects and leaning against the machinery in a Barbie-turns-serious kind of way. She’s engaging, novel and lovable!

The newly installed 3D film is a great showcase for what new technologies can do to bring museums alive―assisting people to relate to significant moments in history whether it’s of local or international significance. She represents some of the benefits of rethinking museum interpretation and collection display to provide access to personal perspectives, moving stories and new ways to interact with an audience.

The team at Lithgow State Mine have an active Facebook page to support their museum and a virtual tour on their website which gives you a great sense of the energy and interest in the place.

So go and meet mini Marion, she’s there every weekend from midday to 4pm.

In this article

Museums & Galleries of NSW helps museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres of NSW create exciting and inspiring experiences for visitors and strong, thriving local communities. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Stay in touch

M&Gazine

Our latest e-news is packed with news, events, and exhibition info.