Arts and Culture Update

Arts and Culture Update

Historic Precinct Visitation

The April-June quarter has followed previous strong visitation results. We have had 6353 ticketed visitors for the quarter, including strong Easter attendance. Easter saw a re-enactment of the trial of Ned Kelly that attracted over 200 attendees.

Burke Museum and Cultural Heritage Staffing

Ashleigh Giffney, Collections Manager, and Victoria Cooper, Experience Curator, started at Indigo Shire in Q4. Both bring exciting skills and knowledge to the Cultural Heritage team, and are now hard at work protecting and interpreting the Shire’s cultural heritage.

Events and Exhibitions

Our new Experience Curator has now planned out the next 12 months of events, public programs and exhibitions in the Historic Precinct. We will be delivering an exciting schedule of concerts, talks, displays, school holiday programs and much more. Keep an eye on the Burke Museum and Indigo Shire Facebook pages and Council website to find out what’s on.

Ann Jones Cashbox

In a major coup for the Ned Kelly Vault we received a long term loan of national significance in May. Ann Jones cashbox, one of only two objects to survive the tragic siege at Glenrowan, has been loaned to us by a private collector. The cash box was put on display at the Burke Museum, and has now been moved to the Ned Kelly Vault, where it has been reunited with the Inn’s table for the first time in 140 years.

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Shire-Wide Support Project

The Cultural Heritage team have embarked on a project to better support community heritage organisations across Indigo Shire. The team will spend time onsite at various museums, galleries and athenaeums, assisting with all manner of museum tasks, including exhibition design, collections digitisation and best-practice collection storage.