Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Interested in Small Museums?

Are you interested in small museums like Stratford, in Australia and New Zealand? I was reading a blog I will not name the other day, where a museum, with eleven staff, said it was small. Which set me to wondering, where do the totally-volunteer museums sit on the radar of professional museums. Obviously somewhere well out of sight.

So - if there are any other small Australasian museums out there, their friends or those who delight in visiting them - feel free to drop over to the Small Australasian Museums group on Flickr, and share your photographs. Like this one:

Book Sales, Stratford

This is our book sales area. I have to admit I like zooming in on the detail in other museums, so I have loaded the full size HERE. It might be you might to look at our system of hanging cheap corkboards from $2 shops by fishing line to make quick temporary notice boards. Or using fishing line to hang stained craftwood (or MDF) to provide somewhere for labels under framed works. There is a picture rail above, out of sight, and we love our restored walls so much we don't want to stick anything to them.

So if there is anyone else out there that would like to give us a look inside their museum - please feel free to pop over to the Flickr link above, and join the group.


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