Ex­cel­lence re­warded

Mu­seum earns top gong

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

MT PERRY Mu­seum has been recog­nised for a year of ex­cel­lence.

North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Don Waugh joined the Mayor of Bund­aberg Mal For­man and Mu­seum and Gallery Ser­vices Queens­land to con­grat­u­late the mu­seum.

“The Mount Perry Mu­seum is to be com­mended for its achieve­ments dur­ing its year­long par­tic­i­pa­tion in (the Mu­seum and Gallery Ser­vices Queens­land) stan­dards pro­gram and for their plans to con­duct a col­lec­tion au­dit,” ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Re­bekah But­ler said.

She said the pro­gram sup­ported mu­se­ums to build skills, iden­tify ar­eas of im­prove­ment and safe­guard col­lec­tions for their com­mu­ni­ties.

Pro­gram re­view­ers Dr Geral­dine Mate and Ken Brooks were im­pressed with the ef­forts of Mt Perry Mu­seum’s com­mit­tee mem­bers to im­prove the mu­seum, in dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances.

“Their on­go­ing drive in bring­ing new ex­pe­ri­ences, such as the op­er­at­ing stam­per bat­tery to the mu­seum, is to be highly com­mended,” they said in a joint state­ment. “As is their con­tin­u­ing sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity and ac­tive work in car­ing for the col­lec­tion at the mu­seum.”

Cr Don Waugh said the mu­seum’s work on the his­tory of gold min­ing was out­stand­ing.

“They re­leased a book­let on the his­tory of gold min­ing in the area,” he said.

“It was an ex­cel­lent report on the gold min­ing in­dus­try in Mt Perry.”

Photo: Contributed

MU­SEUM AWARD: North Bur­nett Mayor Don Waugh (cen­tre) joins with Mayor of Bund­aberg Mal For­man (left) to present a Cer­tifi­cate of Recog­ni­tion to Mt Perry Mu­seum, rep­re­sented by coun­cil­lor John Bowen.

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