Storyplace is going North West

Recently we signed a new funding agreement with Create NSW to work with small museums in the North West of NSW to support their learning about digitisation and work with six new partners to bring another 180 stories to the Storyplace website.

This new phase of our work is now underway – with initial visits made or planned with Inverell Pioneer Village Museum, Land of Beardies History House Museum at Glen Innes, Old Narrabri Gaol Museum, the Namoi Echo Museum at Wee Waa, Walgett Historical Society Museum, and the Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery.

Our work in the North West is also somewhat different to other Storyplace partners. Typically, a digitisation Hub is established in an area close to several organisations – usually a Council-managed facility. However, the geography of the North West means museums are too far apart for this model to work. As such, M&G NSW will operate as a ‘roving Hub.’ Our work will be similar in that we will support partnering organisations to undertake digitisation, upskill volunteers about digitisation and its associated processes, and collaborate on the stories that will be published on Storyplace.

Our work in the North West will conclude in 2024. We’ll provide updates and insights from this work in following newsletter issues.