Museum earns top gong
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.”
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.