CollectionsCare was officially launched in the Western Australian Goldfields at a special function in the historic Boulder Town Hall on 11 March 2010. Many thanks to all those representatives of Goldfields collecting organisations, colleagues and friends who helped us welcome Elaine Labuschagne, the CollectionsCare Coordinator.
Elaine brings experience working with regional museums in South Africa and art galleries in New Zealand. She will work with archives, cultural centres, galleries, historical societies, libraries and museums across the Goldfields to develop workers' skills, identify and attract new resources for regional collections and unlock the educational and cultural potential of their collections.
The event received very favourable coverage in the Kalgoorlie Miner and the Goldfields Express, and Elaine has already started receiving calls from those who are interested in participating in the project.
Some photos from the event are below, please feel free to add any of your own photos from the lovely night.