On the road – Regional Collections Digitisation Project


Museums & Galleries of NSW will soon be visiting a number of regional areas to discuss a proposed regional collection digitisation program and demonstrate the Collections and Stories prototype website.

In 2018 M&G NSW partnered with Create Infrastructure NSW and seven Local Government Authorities to develop a prototype website to profile and promote regional-based museum, gallery, Aboriginal cultural centres and keeping place collections. Called Collections and Stories, the prototype was developed to inform the planning and costing of a whole-of-sector approach to fund and digitise cultural collections that are held regionally throughout NSW.

How a state-wide digitisation program would be rolled-out across the regions is being considered as part of the current business case assessment process. Among the options considered is the establishment of regional digitisation hubs, with equipment, space and staff to undertake the work of documenting, assessing and digitising locally-held collections. This includes collections managed by both paid and volunteer organisations.

M&G NSW’s Collections and Stories Project Manager, Kate Gahan, will be discussing the regional collection digitisation program and demonstrating the Collections and Stories prototype website at the following locations.

Merimbula
Tuesday 28 May, 10am – 12:30pm
William Dawes Room, Merimbula RSL Club,
52-54 Main Street, Merimbula.
Arrive from 10:00 am for a 10:30 start. Refreshments will be provided, including a light lunch.
Please RSVP by 4 pm Thursday May 23 to Museums and Galleries of NSW on 02 9252 8300 or comms@mgnsw.org.au

Western Plains Cultural Centre
Thursday, 30 May 2019, 10:0am-12:30pm
Black Box Theatre, Western Plains Cultural Centre, 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo
RSVP: email: contact@westernplainsculturalcentre.org by 5pm on Tuesday 28 May  2019

Port Macquarie Museum
Wednesday 19 June, 10:30-12:30
22 Clarence Street , Port Macquarie
Arrive from 10:00 am for a 10:30 start.
Please RSVP to Debbie Sommers on 0438 195 776 or cooncat@bigpond.net.au