The Orange Regional Museum is offering a behind-the-scenes peek at how it cares for and stores the historic objects in its collections. 
 
The latest in the museum’s series of ‘floor-talks’ will also show residents how to adapt some of the principles of preservation for family heirlooms.
 
Orange City Council Services Committee chair, Cr Ron Gander said it will be a great opportunity to learn about caring for family treasures.
 
“Every family has some of those special objects that have been handed down from grandparents and ancestors,” Cr Ron Gander said. “They might be on the mantelpiece or stored in a shed, but learning how professionals look after museum pieces might offer some tips that anyone can use at home.”
 
The floor-talk will be presented by the Collections Manager at the Orange Regional Museum and Orange Regional Gallery, Allison Campbell.
 
Allison Campbell has over 10 years’ experience caring for collections in Australia and New Zealand.  In her role as Collections Manager at Orange Regional Museum and Orange Regional Gallery she is responsible for the acquisition, cataloguing, cleaning, storage, preservation and access of collections.
 
“The session will look at my work with the gallery and the museum,” Allison Campbell said. “I’m looking forward to this event. I’ll be showing examples and discussing the basic principles that people can use at home.”
 
The floor-talk focusing on object care will be held on Saturday 22 July from 2pm-4pm. The event will be held in a ‘backstage’ area of the museum. 
 
It’s a free event, but bookings are essential. Book by calling 6393 8444 or online at:  https://objectcare.eventbrite.com.au