Horsham War Heritage Road Show - Caring for Collections

Education Centre, Horsham Town Hall 71 Pynsent St, Horsham

Australia's experience of war, especially in the First and Second World Wars, helped shape our sense of ourselves as a nation and as a community with a distinctive ethos and way of life. To provide opportunities for future generations to understand, investigate and value these experiences, we must ensure that significant material relating to Australia's war heritage is preserved, not just in official national and state institutions, but also in personal, family and community collections.

Department of Premier and Cabinet - Veterans Branch and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation will deliver a series of free workshops for the public across Victoria. The workshops will bring Australia's leading experts in preservation to you for a two-day line-up of free workshops and information sessions.

Free expert consultations 10am - 1pm, bookings are essential.

  • Expert specialising in paper based wartime memorabilia (photos, prints, documents and diaries);
  • Expert specialising in 3D artefacts (uniforms, military kit and equipment, medals and textiles);
  • Military curator who will assist with general and historical information.

Memorabilia brought in for these sessions will be photographed as a documentary record of the workshops.

For your safety and that of others STRICTLY NO WEAPONS OR MUNITION. If you would like advice about these, please bring a photo.

We encourage people without memorabilia wishing to view sessions to book an observer ticket.

Demonstrations 2 - 4pm

These include:

  • cleaning of metals,
  • how to safely store paper documents & photographs,
  • how to safely store your family collection,
  • conservation vacuum cleaning of memorabilia using items in your home,
  • researching military history.

Bookings are essential. More information can be found here