Recently, in the first issue of the Storyplace newsletter, we advised that in 2023 and 2024 another facet of the Storyplace project will evolve and take to the road – a touring project we’ve called Storyplace Roadshow. The Roadshow project is led by M&G NSW as part of its touring program, guided by the Storyplace team. We are delighted to announce that this work will also be supported through a new partnership M&G NSW has forged with Museums of History NSW (MHNSW).
Storyplace Roadshow is a series of touring workshops centring on the different processes behind Storyplace – collection care, research, documentation and digitisation, as well as using objects for school education activities.
Mary Darwell, CEO, Museums of History NSW, said ‘MHNSW is delighted to partner with M&G NSW to support the Storyplace Roadshow. Members from our Learning, Collection Care and Curatorial teams will join with M&G NSW throughout the Roadshow, traveling to regional NSW to deliver a series of hands-on workshops, as well as pre-record video workshops that will be available to download or stream, in accordance with these themes. We look forward to working with regional museum staff and volunteers, and their collections to achieve education-focused outcomes and to deliver on our commitment to supporting regional museum audiences.’
The Roadshow Project will result in some changes to the Storyplace website that will highlight existing and newly commissioned stories linked to the NSW School curriculum. We will work with our existing and new regional partners to select and develop these object stories, along with education-focused resources to support use of Storyplace by teachers’ and students.
Brett Adlington, CEO, Museums & Galleries of NSW said ‘We are thrilled to announce this exciting partnership with Museums of History NSW. This collaboration allows us to extend the reach of Storyplace, taking its workshops on collection care, research, documentation, and digitisation to regional communities across NSW. Through this initiative, we aim to deliver education-focused outcomes and provide teachers and students with access to regional stories linked to the NSW School curriculum. Together, we look forward to fostering greater engagement with our diverse cultural heritage and supporting the invaluable work of regional museum staff and volunteers.
Storyplace Roadshow will begin to realise the vision, made clear during initial consultations held when developing the Storyplace website, to make accessible to teachers and students’ regional stories that link to school-based learning.