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Pamela Armstrong 'Council managed venues'

Jan 18, 2015



Pamela Armstrong presentation to SE Qld Small Museum Conference 2012 Toowoomba

  • 1. Council Managed Venues

2. Intro Toowoomba Regional Council takesresponsibility for a hierarchy of culturalvenues on council owned land, including museums. It does this throughseveral different mechanisms. 3. Jondaryan Woolshed 4. Clifton Historical Society for the Clifton Museum-Lease 5. Crows Nest Historical Society for the Carbathon MuseumLease 6. Millmerran Historic SocietyLease 7. Sister Kenny Museum NobbyLease 8. Oakey Historical Museum SocietyReserve, Council as Trustee 9. Toowoomba Historical SocietyLease 10. Rosalie Shire Historical Society GoombungeeLease Toowoomba and Darling Downs FamilyHistorical SocietyLease Cecil Plains Heritage and Cultural DisplayLease 11. Lease document provides lawful tenancy Lessees are eligible for rate remission Lessees are eligible to apply forcommunity grants for events and facilityenhancements etc. 12. Pioneer Historical Village at PittsworthCase Study 13. 1971 land 1.694 ha gifted to Pittsworth Council byKronk Family 1971 Museum established by Pittsworth and DistrictHistorical Society Developed extensive collection, including lacecollection sponsored by lady fletcher 2004 Historical Society approached Council to takeon ownership and management of museum Management Committee (8 People) established tooversee operations of Museum 14. QLD Museum Development Officer providedadvice on collection policy, significanceassessments and refreshing exhibitions anddisplays Council funding since 2005;capital improvements approx. $250Koperational costs $250K Collections of significance; unique lace collections memorabilia of AB Postle, known as the Crimson Flash, fastest man in the world in1906. 15. Deed of transfer to Pittsworth Council Management Committee constitution MOU with the Pittsworth Historical Society MOU with U3A MOU with Pittsworth Family History ResearchGroup 16. Location of the Mens Shed Encourage other community groups to locate to the village,e.g. Pittsworth Woodturners. Place of key community event e.g. Pittsworth Gift, AustraliaDay Celebrations, Christmas at the village. Destination venue, marketed to visiting community groups fortheir activities. Venue for wedding photography. 17. Coordination of craft shop, events andcatering Research and curation Maintenance