The State Library of Western Australia's online exhibition Western Australia's Freycinet Collection was the Level 1 Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout WINNER! I was virtual curator of the exhibition and was honoured to accept the award with the Foundation's executive director Jane King. The judges' commented that it was A stunning project making a small, fragile collection accessible to all. Good attention to historical detail.
|WA trio: Jane King, Andrew Bowman-Bright and Shiona Herbert|
The other two shortlisted projects, which I had conceived and managed, were with the Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and both received Highly Commended awards.
The first was our Australian Curriculum education resources, developed in partnership with Ignite Your Audience, which received Highly Commended in the Level 1 Interpretation, Learning and Audience Engagement category: Nine beautifully designed and comprehensive curriculum resources targeted for Foundation to Year 6. An exemplar for all local historical society/museums.
The second was our Virtual Volunteering program, which received a Highly Commended in the Level 2 Innovation category. It was described as a Great socially inclusive project which addresses the needs of both the museum and the volunteer.
Many congratulations to the full list of winners, which can be seen on the Museums Australia website.