Ararat 20 October

Friday 20 October - Caring for Collections Day

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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.

Online Bookings

Location: Pyrenees House

9 - 59 Girdlestone St., Ararat

Enquiries Phone: 03 9348 5700

Enquiries Email:

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