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Orange Regional Museum secures IMAGinE award

Orange Regional Museum secures IMAGinE award
December 4, 2019

Orange Regional Museum has secured a 2019 IMAGinE award from Museums and Galleries of NSW for their exhibition All in a Day's Work.

Orange Regional Museum partnered with the Orange and District Historical Society to develop the exhibition which features 79 photographs from the Central Western Daily archives.

The exhibition coincides with the 70th anniversary year of the Orange and District Historical Society and curated by staff from the Historical Society, the exhibition offered a window into the experience of work in Orange from 1955 to 1974.

The IMAGinE awards were created to promote and strengthen the NSW museum and gallery sector and recognise best practice education programs, outreach projects, exhibitions, collection management projects and achievements of individuals.

Orange Mayor Reg Kidd congratulated all involved in putting together the exhibition commenting, “It was fantastic to see the Historical Society cooperating with Museum staff, and for the end result to be judged of such high quality.

“Along with the thousands of people who went to see this show, I was impressed at the quality of the images and the way they brought alive the stories of Orange’s recent working history.

“The Museum doesn’t set out to receive an award judged by their peers, but when it happens, it’s a real encouragement to all involved they they’re doing the right thing.”

The exhibition was competing against museums of its size from across the state with the prize awarded for exhibitions among museums with three to 10 staff.

Michael Rolfe, Chief Executive, Museums and Galleries of NSW commended all recipients across the categories of Exhibition Projects, Engagement, Sustainability and Individual Achievement for both paid and volunteer organisations.

Rolfe noted that this year's nominations were of an unprecedented standard, stating "the strength of in-depth education and engagement stood out as did the increasing focus on environment and sustainability both in terms of content and organisational practices.”

The exhibition ran from 7th June  to 13th October 2019.

Image: Orange Historical society members and museum staff celebrate the win for the recent ‘All in a Days Work ‘ exhibition. Pictured (from left) with the trophy are Phil Stevenson, Sally Maclennan, Allison Campbell, Robert Bruce, Lis Edwards Brad Hammond and Mike Allen.

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