Mar 29, 2022

BUSHFIRE RECOVERY PROJECT (BRP)

bush with burned trees with kangaroo in the background

*To book your one hour session to digitise your objects, see link below.

This project will establish temporary digitisation and conservation assessment studios in bushfire affected regions of Victoria during May and June 2022. There will be an opportunity for collecting organisations and individual community members to have their precious items digitised during this time. The studios will assist in community rebuilding, skills development, local capacity building, memorialisation, and remembrance. The aim of this project is to help future proof collections by reminding organisations and individuals of the importance of digitising and documenting items important to them. 

 

Digitisation studios will be in the following regions:

  • Towong Shire Council - over six weeks from 16 May to 27 June 2022
  • Alpine Shire Council - for four weeks from 16 May to 10 June 2022
  • East Gippsland Shire Council - for 6 weeks from 14 June to 22 July 2022



For individuals - see following links to book your one hour digitisation session in the region of your choice
(Note - these will continue to be updated as dates and times become available)

ALPINE: Project completed 10 June 2022

Bright:
When: Wednesday 25 May 2022
            Thursday 26 May 2022
            Friday 27 May 2022
Where: Bright Community Centre, 1 Railway Avenue, Bright

Mount Beauty:
When: Tuesday 31 May 2022
            Wednesday 1 June 2022
            Thursday 2 June 2022
             Friday 3 June 2022
Where: Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre & Rose Garden Cafe, 1 Tennis Court Avenue, Mount Beauty

Myrtleford:
When: Thursday 19 May 2022
Where: Myrtleford and District Historical Society, 29 Elgin Street Myrtleford, VIC, 3737

When: Friday 20 May 2022
Where: Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre, 156 Myrtle Street, Myrtleford, VIC, 3737


TOWONG: Project closes Sunday 27 June 2022

Bethanga:
When: Tuesday 14 June 2022
Where: Bethanga Hall - corner Bridge & Jobling Streets, Bethanga

Corryong:
When: Monday 23 May 2022
            Monday 6 June 2022
            Monday 20 June 2022
Where: Davis Cottage – 51 Wheeler Street (corner Jardine St) Corryong

When: Saturday 25 June 2022
Where: Corryong RSL Hall - 42 Donaldson St Corryong 

Eskdale:
When: Friday 10 June 2022
Where: Eskdale Hall, with Mitta Valley Heritage Society - 3797 Omeo Highway, Eskdale VIC 3701

Granya:
When: Tuesday 31 May 2022
Where: Granya Pioneer Museum - Doubleday Street, Granya

Lucyvale:
When: Friday 27 May 2022
Where: Lucyvale Hall

Talangatta:
When: Tuesday 24 May 2022
            Tuesday 7 June 2022
            Tuesday 21 June 2022
Where: Senior Citizens Rooms – 47 Towong Street, Tallangatta

When: Sunday 26 June 2022
Where: Tallangatta Memorial Hall- 30 Towong Street, Tallangatta

Walwa:
When: Friday 24 June 2022
Where: Walwa Services Memorial Hall - 50 Main Street, Walwa


EAST GIPPSLAND:

Mallacoota:
When: 14 June 2022
Where: Mallacoota WWII Bunker Museum - Airport Road, Mallacoota

When: 15 to 17 June 2022
Where: Commuinity Club Rooms - Mallacoota Community Precinct, Mallacoota

Cann River:
When: 20 and 21 June 2022

Orbost:
When: 22 to 24 June 2022

Tubbut:
When: 27 and 28 June 2022
Where: Tubbut Neighbourhood House - McKillops Road, Tubbut

Buchan:
When: 30 June and 1, 4 and 5 July 2022

Lakes Entrance:
When: 7 and 8 July 2022

Sarsfield:
When: 11 and 12 July 2022

Benambra:
When: 14 and 15 July 2022

Swifts Creek:
When: 18 and 19 July 2022

Omeo:
When: 20 and 21 July 2022


For community organisations
in any of these regions who wish to be involved, please contact the Regional Co-ordinator for your district via e-mail (see below). 

For questions regarding each region please contact the Regional Co-ordinator via e-mail:
Alpine: Joan Kelly, joan.brpalpine@gmail.com.
East Gippsland: Toyah Horman, toyah.brpegippsland@gmail.com
Towong: Kylie Biltris, kylie.brptowong@gmail.com


If you have any questions, or would like further information on the Bushfire Recovery Project, please contact Project Manager Rachel Jones via e-mail rjones@amagavic.org.au.  

This project is part of the Victorian State Government Regional Business and Economy Recovery Plan and funded under the Local Economic Recovery (LER) Regional Economic Program. The BRP is managed by Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) Victoria and supported by Creative Victoria.

 Image courtesy of Joanne McArthur