I spent some time with members of the Dublin History group and the Mallala Museum today. Dublin History Group is about to get the lease on the local Institute building and we met to have a chat about using the building as a combined research/collection storage/small display space.
Great to see a small group taking on such a project and getting excited about such things as writing a collection policy! The group will need one, as having dedicated premises tends to prompt people to want to donate items to community collections. Some hard decisions will be coming up for the group about what they want to collect and have the capacity to collect and care for.
Thanks Mallala Museum for coming along to the meeting too to share some thoughts on collection policy, as the two districts have some crossover.