The Glen Museum at Portland began a very important process of identifying and recognising significant items in its collection.
Significance Assessment Visit March 1st & 2nd 2023
Last Wednesday and Thursday, The Glen Museum began a very important process of identifying and recognising significant items in its collection. We called upon the expertise of Roslyn Russell, a well-regarded museum collections expert, to undertake the first steps of a process known as a Significance Assessment. This assessment looks at the museum’s entire collection and will provide a better understanding of Charlie’s collection and its cultural value. It will inform us which items have greater significance, how to care and preserve these items and how to better tell the stories behind these items and the collection.
Roslyn started this process by speaking with some of the museum’s volunteers to gain insight into the man who created this collection, Charlie Pinch. She looked at why and how Charlie collected these items.
It was a morning of interesting stories about Portland and Charlie. I wonder what he would say of this entire process.
The remainder of the visit was spent looking through the objects on display in the museum and the large storage facility at the rear of the museum that houses the majority of the collection.
Roslyn will now put together a report based on her findings so keep watching this space to see what has been discovered about our collection.
Roslyn speaking with museum volunteers Sue Piggott, Phillip Neale and Fay Fulton. Lithgow Council Museums consultant Tegan Anthes is seated next to Roslyn.
Museum volunteers Sue Piggott, Phillip Neale, Fay Fulton and Mary Abbott with museum president Stephen Graham in the foreground
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Roslyn photographing items of interest in the storage facility.