The Veterans Heritage Project is supported by the Veterans Branch, Victorian Government, and delivered by Museums Australia (Victoria). The project sees Victorian Collections staff working closely with selected ex-service organisations to help protect, preserve and increase access to their military history. Their members and memorabilia form an integral part of Victoria’s cultural heritage legacy and tell us important stories about everyday Australians’ experiences of war.
Expressions of Interest: War Heritage Collections Training Program
Victorian ex-service organisations holding war heritage collections are invited to express their interest for the 2018-2020 War Heritage Collections Training Program. Participants will receive intensive museological support, tailored to the needs of the organisation, in the areas of cataloguing, digitisation, collections care, conservation or exhibition development. Each organisation will also receive a $5,000 bursary to meet the long-term preservation and/or access needs of the collection.
Previous participants in the collections program include:
- Dandenong/Cranbourne RSL Sub-Branch
- Lara RSL Sub-Branch
- Legacy Melbourne
- Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch
- Wangaratta RSL Sub-Branch
For more information, eligibility requirements or to express your interest: Department of Premier and Cabinet
Image: Ashley Robertson, Victorian Collections Manager, assisting Peter Fogarty, member of Ringwood RSL Sub-branch, to digitise their memorabilia collection.