Geelong 30 June - 1 July

Friday 30 June - Consultation Day

Day 1 - Consultation Day

Friday 30 June 10am to 4pm

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. Please note, these are close to booking out so extra consultations are available to book on Saturday 1 July during the Activity Day.

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.

Saturday 1 July - Activity Day

Day 2 - Activity Day

Saturday 1 July 10 am to 4 pm

10:15 am Talk: Caring for Wartime Memorabilia

11:00 am to 4pm: Extra expert consultations are available to book with our experts via the booking website.

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.

Online Bookings

Location: Geelong West Town Hall – Supper Room
153 Pakington Street, Geelong West, VIC 3218

Enquiries Phone: 03 9348 5700

Enquiries Email:

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