Unique Tasmanian objects on display

Ten unique objects held in community museums throughout Tasmania – and all with fascinating stories behind them – will be 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.

Media call: Curator Veronica Macno will be available for interview at the Devonport Regional Gallery on Friday 24 May.

Exhibition Opening: Friday 7 June at 6pm by Roger Jaensch MP, Member for Braddon.

Floor talk: Curators Macno and Smith will conduct a daytime floor talk in the second week of July. Date and Time TBC.

Exhibition dates: 25 May-21 July 2019. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Image details: Tricycle, c.1910 from the collection of the West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

ENDS

Media Contact:

Geoff Dobson

Director

E. gdobson@devonport.tas.gov.au

P. 6424 0577 M. 0419 505 838

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