Pan­el­lists mak­ing unique con­tri­bu­tion to new mu­seum

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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.

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