Ten unique objects held in community museums throughout Tasmania – and all with fascinating stories behind them – are currently on display at the Devonport Regional Gallery from Saturday 25 May 2019.The exhibition 10 Objects, 10 Stories: Celebrating Community Collections will be exhibited at the Gallery until Sunday 21 July 2019.
Objects on display include Lieutenant-General Lord Robert Baden-Powell’s despatch box from the Tasmanian Scout Heritage Centre, Axeman Reg Purton’s winning block held at the Axeman’s Hall of Fame and a child’s tricycle from 1910 from the West Coast Heritage Centre.
10 Objects, 10 Stories has been curated by Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curators Melissa Smith and Veronica Macno, with the aim of celebrating the important role that the community museum sector plays as storytellers and custodians of our state’s unique cultural heritage.
The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday 7 June by Roger Jaensch MP, the State Member for Braddon.
In the second week of July the curators will conduct a daytime floor talk at a time and day to be confirmed.
Cr Annette Rockliff