Small Museums – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

On October 26 – 28, 2018 Maranoa Regional Council and the townships and communities that make up the vast region hosted the Small Museums Conference with 85+ delegates travelling to the region from every part of Queensland including some from Western Australia. The theme – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow brought amazing stories into focus all with a regional reference.

Supported by Museums & Galleries Queensland the event is held every two years. A warm welcome was extended by Councillors and Michelle Blair, Coordinator for Regional Libraries, Arts & Culture Development at the time.  The overall message – experience life in the Maranoa.

The conference was both stimulating and an opportunity to celebrate regional heritage and accent.

The conference was both stimulating and an opportunity to celebrate regional heritage and accent.

Even the recently re-built Royal Hotel in Roma displays its past history of numerous and devastating fires on the walls in the public areas.

Highlights included:

A former document cupboard and a cup proudly displaying the symbol of the former Booringa Shire.

A former document cupboard and a cup proudly display the symbol of the former Booringa Shire.

#networking #preserving #heritage #sharing #knowledge #success

Anne Scheu – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland