Ballarat 26 - 27 April - WHR Event Launch

Wednesday 26 April - Consultation Day

Thursday 27 April - Activity Day

People discussing historical prints   Photo of a man beside a World War 2 plane decorated with a couple embracing and the words I'll be seeing you 

Day 1 - Consultation Day

Wednesday 26 April 10 am to 4 pm

Please book a free individual session with one of our experts; 

  • Jude Fraser specialising paper based wartime memorabilia (photos, prints, documents and diaries); 
  • Holly Jones-Amin specialising in 3D artefacts (uniforms, military kit and equipment, medals and textiles); 
  • David Gardner, Director of the RAAF Museum who will assist with general and historical information.

Twenty-minute sessions run from 10am to 4pm and bookings are essential.

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.

Rolling collection care demonstrations will be running throughout the day. These include cleaning of metals, archival storage for memorabilia, preventive measures and storage of textiles and researching military history.

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

Day 2 - Activity Day

Thursday 27 April 10 am to 4 pm 

10:15 am Talk: Caring for Wartime Memorabilia

Rolling collection care demonstrations will be running during the day. 

These include:

  • cleaning of metals, 
  • checking and preventing insect attack, 
  • disaster preparedness in the home, 
  • removing photographs from magnetic albums, 
  • researching military history and medal information, 
  • preventive and storage of textiles memorabilia.
Military Map of Northern Europe Printed on silk

Online Bookings

Location: Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard St North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Enquiries Phone: 03 9348 5700

Enquiries Email:

Getting to the Art Gallery of Ballarat

Trains and buses run frequently every day from Melbourne and Geelong. Ballarat railway station is just a few minutes walk from the Gallery. Check with V/Line for timetable details.

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