Museums Australia (Victoria) has developed a series of free practical training videos reflecting best practice technique on caring for and providing access to museum collections.

Creating a Small Exhibition 

Creating a small themed exhibition is a great way to showcase a particular story from your collection without having to rethink your permanent exhibition space. This video will illustrate how you can create a small one-cabinet themed exhibit, or a series of cabinets to create an exhibition.

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Photographing Your Collection Items

This video demonstrates ways in which you can use basic equipment to photograph your collection items for documentation and digitisation purposes. Using objects from the Museums Victoria Humanities Collection, Peta Knott demonstrates how to photograph a variety of items including three dimensional objects, shiny items, framed works and books.

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> Download the Photographing Your Collection Items video transcript


Organising Your Collection Store

This video demonstrates ways in which you can organise your collection store. Using examples from the Koorie Heritage Trust and the Victoria Police Museum, a series of photographs showcase best practice techniques.

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> Download the Organising Your Collection Store video transcript


Caring for Shipwreck Artefacts

This video and information sheet have been created for museums who are custodians of shipwreck artefacts. Using examples from Queenscliffe Maritime Museum & Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village it outlines preventative conservation methods for shipwreck artefacts that are within the capabilities of museum workers and volunteers and provides guidance on when to seek professional help.

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> Infosheet: Caring for Shipwreck Artefacts

 

Shipwreck Legislation in Victoria

This video and information sheet have been created for Victorian museums who are custodians of shipwreck artefacts. It explains the legislation that protects shipwrecks and provides guidance on collection management for shipwreck objects in museums.

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> Info sheet: Shipwreck Legislation in Victoria

 

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Museums Australia (Victoria) gratefully acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund and Public Record Office Victoria for making this project possible.

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This project has been supported by the City of Melbourne.

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Caring for Shipwreck videos funded by the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS). The Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian National Maritime Museum.