10 objects – 10 stories: celebrating community collections

Opens 23-03-2018,  closes 13-05-2018

Argyle Gallery 4

10 Objects

This exhibition showcases the remarkable stories and cultural heritage held by community museums around Tasmania.

Tasmania’s small museums and collections play an important role as the custodians and story tellers of our unique cultural heritage.

10 objects – 10 stories features objects curated by Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curators from as far as King Island in Bass Strait, to the Tasmanian Transport Museum in Glenorchy and Campbell Town Museum in the Midlands.

Objects on show include a three-dimensional papier maché advertising shop display, based on the Fox Frames company logo, from the National Trust of Australia’s Old Umbrella Shop in Launceston, as well as a recorded interview with the last ANZAC, Tasmanian Alec Campbell, from the Sound Preservation Association of Tasmania Collection.

The exhibition is a partnership between the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Arts Tasmania.

Image details:
Advertising Shop Display (detail) c. early 1900s, from the collection of the Old Umbrella Shop, National Trust of Australia (Tasmania), Launceston