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Museums Australia Victoria Conference – 29 March

Museums Australia Victoria Conference at the University of Ballarat

Last week Ballarat hosted the inaugural state conference for the Victorian branch of Museums Australia.  It was great to have the event in our regional town and a good initiative to support those from smaller regional organisations to attend this kind of professional development opportunity.

I attended the first day of the two-day conference, which included six keynote presentations, a parallel session and a workshop.  I was also one of a small, but dedicated, group of tweeters.  Big twitterers included: @Maggiwithoutane @LMBourke and @MeganSheehy who helped to keep the conversation robust.

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Passion and community

Today I visited the Maryborough Flour Mill Gallery in the small country town of the same name. This museum/gallery includes an antique shop, a local art gallery, a vast sewing machine museum, and apparently, a resident ghost.

The Sewing Museum: “Sew What” has a very impressive collection of sewing machines, over 300, from almost 100 different manufacturers, covering over a century of sewing history. Most of the machines are in working condition and visitors can try their hand at some of them.

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