Panellists making unique contribution to new museum
FOUR western suburbs residents are members of the public panels planning a new WA Museum. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a very real contribution to how our new museum will look and function, not just for when doors open in 2020, but for generations of visitors to come,” WA Museum chief executive Alec Coles said. The 14-member Children and Young People panel will include Hilary Andrews (12) from Mosman Park, and Shenton Park’s Angela Bourne (14). History buff Hilary said she wanted to make the topic exciting and engaging for youth at the museum, while Angela plans to suggest exhibitions interesting to her age group. Both from Shenton Park, occu- pational health worker Tasha Alach is part of the Access and Inclusion Panel and teacher Felicity Kinsella is an Educators Panel member who will bring her expertise integrating the arts and learning to help develop the new museum. The panels will meet for the first time later this month and will conduct their initial workshops mid-year.
WA Museum senior anthropologist Moya Smith with Angela Bourne, holding a Murchison shield, and Hilary Andrews, with Tjanpi weavers’ Desert Dog.