RANGES MAIN STREET PROJECT
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is heading out on the road for 12 weeks of ‘pop-up’
events from June to August 2013 and they want YOU to be involved and share the
story of your main street!
Ranges Regional Museum is located on Castella Street in Lilydale. It was great
to attend the opening after a major re-development, you can read more here. The
Regional Museum is operated by Yarra Ranges Council and hosts a range of
exhibitions and programs as well as managing cultural collections that reflect
the history of Yarra Ranges.
is the pop-up museum?
Regional Museum is taking a ‘pop-up museum’ out on the road. It will ‘pop-up’
in approximately 16 places over 12 weeks, covering the huge geographical reach
of the Shire. The pop-up museum will be a temporary extension of the permanent
museum, comprising collections displays and museum staff in a community venue.
It provides a mini museum experience to townships across the region.
The theme of the pop-up museum is small
business and retail in local main streets. As well as showcasing museum
displays, the pop-up museum is a place to share community knowledge about our
main streets. The Regional Museum will then develop an exhibition focused on
this theme, to be displayed at the Regional Museum between November 2013 and
well as exhibiting a selection of Regional Museum objects and images on the day
for communities to enjoy, the pop-up museum will invite communities in the
Shire to share their stories, items and photographs related in some way to their
local main street with museum staff and other community members.
|The Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is a terrific |
community asset, located on the historic
Castella St in Lilydale, it's well worth a visit.
To participate, people are encouraged to come by the
pop-up museum when in their community, and either simply enjoy the Regional
Museum’s collection display or bring along an object, story or photograph
associated with the history or present of their main street. They will be asked
to write a ‘label’ and contribute it to the temporary display. If people don’t have
a story to share, there will be plenty to hear, see and do.
will the pop-up Museum be?
‘pop-up’ museum will go to 16 locations across 12 weeks. The townships
below are the intended locations of the events, but in each place we will be
asking surrounding townships to attend and share their stories.
Mt Evelyn Yarra Glen Coldstream Mooroolbark Lilydale Chirnside Park Monbulk Wandin North Healesville Mt Dandenong Belgrave Upwey Woori Yallock Yarra Junction Warburton
can you or your organisation be involved?
Museum is seeking to work with local groups in each of the 16 locations listed
more information and to follow the pop-up museum’s progress:
the project blog
or or contact the Museum team on 03 9294 6313 or email@example.com
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