Making the most of your museum

THROUGH THE ARCHIVES: QVMAG history curator Jon Addison in the archive at the Inveresk museum. Picture: Scott Gelston.
THROUGH THE ARCHIVES: QVMAG history curator Jon Addison in the archive at the Inveresk museum. Picture: Scott Gelston.

If there wasn’t already enough reason to wander the halls of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Thursday is International Museum Day. 

The Launceston institution may not be staging a specific event to coincide with the day due to its already full program, but history curator Jon Addison said they are well aware of its importance.

“It’s really a time for people to think about the value of museums to society,” he said.

“We (museums) are how people of the future will remember the present day.

“One of the great aspects of museums is that sometimes it just takes the research of some bright spark to uncover something that wasn’t there before.

“I would encourage people to not only visit their local museums, but to also get involved and engage with the material, because there are items that they may not be able to see anywhere else.”

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is located at 2 Wellington St (Art Gallery) and 2 Invermay Rd (Museum at Inveresk).