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Exploring Ballarat’s treasures, old and new

By August 5, 2016 No Comments

In 2016 Amy’s love for the arts and heritage have come together in her part time role as Curator/Researcher at Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute alongside a PhD at FedUni exploring how history can be brought to life in creative and engaging ways.

Amy with MH images at Clunes 2016 (Aldona Kmiec, low res)BMI Spring Celebrations poster

To kick things off this September is an exciting series of events for the BMI Spring Celebrations.

Amy says:

The BMI is such a special place- an institute over 160 years old that holds a lending library, theatre, heritage book collection, archives, and so many stories- I can’t wait to help share this place with the public over three nights of great music Sep 1, 2, & 3 and an Open Day on the 3rd! We will be launching the historic Ballarat photographic collection acquired by the BMI earlier this year that I have been working with (Max Harris Collection, Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute) alongside lots of great local performance, talks and activities, even go-go dancing lessons : )

It has been a massive 6 months, starting this role as well as my PhD, full of learning and I am looking forward to celebrating. I will also be hitting the skies later in the year to attend a global Mechanics’ Institute conference¬† in San Francisco themed ‘Reinvention: Thriving in the 21st Century,’ should be interesting!

Amy presenting at AHA conference July 2016

Amy presenting at Australian Historical Association conference July 2016

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