TALK ON 28 APRIL 11 AM ABOUT Why are Private Collectors Important?
We all collect, and some of us collect for the commonwealth. In their own time, collectors achieve what curators and other institutional collectors dream about; comprehensive records of an aspect of our history developed over many years, sometimes decades. Who are they? What have they collected?
This is an opportunity to see highlights from private ephemera collections about Christmas, Eight Hour Day celebrations, badges, mechanical ephemera and biscuit tins. Ephemera? Ordinarily not kept. Eclectic, yes. Important, yes. Vast collections? Yes, sometimes. Often comprehensive even when that amounts to say 50 Australian Christmas cards collected over 50 years.
What are the differences between a private collector and an institutional collector? How can we understand each other and share that commonwealth of ephemeral items and expertise? Lots of questions from ESA member Mandy Bede and some answers. The Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s Jillian Hiscock will offer comments from its many years of experience working with private collectors.
When 28 APRIL 2021 11AM TO NOON.
Event is free
- Address: 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne, Victoria – Close to Flagstaff railway station. It is up two flights of stairs I am afraid.