Events Special Collections Open Day

Sun, 30 Oct 2016

Special Collections Open Day


When: 30 October 16, 9:30am -- 1pm

Where: At James Cook University
Building 18 - Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, Townsville Campus

JCU Library Special Collections Open Day

part of our

T150 Project

the City's visual history drawn from the Special Collections of James Cook University Library

Bronwyn McBurnie, Special Collections Librarian invites you to join us for our very first Special Collections Open Day featuring a chance to see precious and rare materials on display.

Sunday 30th October, 2016 from 9.30 to 1pm (Inc. morning tea)

Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, Townsville Campus

Featuring guest presentations

Storing your Collections by Sue Valis (Conservator from the Museum of Tropical Queensland)

Sue Valis will cover suitable storage systems for a variety of collections, including works of art on paper, documents, photographs, books, textiles and 3D objects. As part of storage preparation, Sue will also describe the handling of objects, recording of their condition and the manufacture of various object supports.

More about Sue: Sue Valis undertook the Conservation of Cultural Material course at the University of Canberra and has worked in numerous institutions, including the Australian Museum and Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, the National Museum of Australia in Canberra and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin.

Trisha Fielding talks Townsville History (Historian & Writer)

Fielding has a knack of unearthing fascinating stories about Townsville’s history. Join with Trisha as she reflects on her favourite stories of Townsville’s history revealed through the JCU Special Collections, and shares her top tips for researching and writing history.

More about Trisha: Trisha Fielding is a historian and freelance writer and the author of the award-winning blog North Queensland History. Trisha has had more than 120 historical articles published in the Townsville Bulletin and she is currently working on a book entitled Queen City of the North: A History of Townsville.

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