Small Museums acknowledge Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Last weekend on October 26 – 28, 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. Everyone was extended a warm welcome by Councillor representatives and Michelle Blair, Coordinator for Regional Libraries, Arts & Culture Development.   The message – an invitation to experience life in the Maranoa during our stay.

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 of 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 displaying the symbol of the former Booringa Shire.

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

Anne Scheu – Engagement Officer, State Library of Queensland