Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Conservation Workshop

Family Memory Making With Dr. Sherene Suchy

Saturday 14 & 21 August 1:30–4:30pm

Have you inherited an heirloom? Do you know its history? Just as every life is a story, every object has a tale to tell. This special workshop for families teaching how to document objects with stories for future generations to enjoy, be it through families or museums.

This course is designed and facilitated by Dr. Sherene Suchy, an experienced educator, author and consultant in the museum sector. Every family has a unique heritage. Matching heirlooms with stories is what brings this family history to life, creating provenance and promoting the value of heirlooms or collectables.

Bring along a treasured object (perhaps a painting, book, photo, tea pot, letter, textile, bracelet, quilt, or anything that holds a special meaning) and learn how to use oral history techniques, significance assessment, conservation tips, and heritage management plans to pass these items on to future generations. Cost: $120 (for two sessions). Registrations close Tuesday 10 August.

Dr. Sherene Suchy is an experienced life coach, consultant, cultural advocate, and the director of DUO PLUS PTY LTD a Canberra based consulting practice. Sherene combines her passion for museums with over 30 years experience in human resource development, change management, and education. She is the author of numerous conference papers and books such as Leading with Passion: Change Management in the 21st Century Museum; and a contributor to Museum Philosophy for the 21st Century and Museum Management and Marketing.

Qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Work (Psych), Grad Dip in Communication Management, Master of Art Admin, and a Ph.D. (Performance, Fine Art, and Design). Memberships include the Australian Association of Social Workers, the International Council of Museums, the Oral History Association of Australia, and the ACT Writers Centre.

For more information contact Philip Piggin, Community Arts Officer, on (02) 6173 3300.

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