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FREE SESSIONS OFFER TIPS ON CARING FOR COLLECTIONS IN THE TROPICS

FREE SESSIONS OFFER TIPS ON CARING FOR COLLECTIONS IN THE WET TROPICS

SOCIETY NEWS: 1 FEBRUARY 2021

Caring for family heirlooms and collections at home is easy with a little know how and the right advice from Cairns Historical Society and Museum.

Cairns Museum’s Cairns Historical Society Collections Manager, Melanie Sorenson, said free conservation advice clinics were being offered to members of Cairns Historical Society and Cairns Museum on the first Friday of every month from February until November.

“Advice sessions can offer easy tips and tricks on caring for precious items and where to go for specialist treatment if needed,” Ms Sorenson said.

Members are invited to book for a free 15-minute session with Ms Sorenson and bring one item to discuss its care and any concerns. Sessions are limited to two participants and one item per session. People wishing to bring two items must book two time slots.

“General conservation and collection care advice will be offered,” Ms Sorenson said. “No valuation information or treatment will be provided or undertaken during these sessions, although advice may be given on where to find appropriate expertise and where to get an appraisal.”

The conservation clinics begin on February 5 and run from 10am, with the last appointment offered at 3pm. Members may book through the Cairns Museum website at www.cairnsmuseum.org.au  

The sessions are not for donations to the museum collection.

Other organisations, including historical societies seeking advice, may book a separate appointment with Ms Sorenson at collections@cairnsmuseum.org.au

For more information about activities and becoming a member visit the Museum website now at www.cairnsmuseum.org.au or phone 4051 5582 or email info@cairnsmuseum.org.au.

Cairns Museum is located in the School of Arts Building on the corner of Lake and Shields streets in the city. Social distancing, sanitizing and other Covid-safe requirements will be in place.

 

For media enquiries, images or interviews contact:

Tanya Snelling

Strategic PR

P 0417 202 663

E tanya@strategicpr.com.au

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