Enhancing the profile of a significant attraction and developing local content are a key focus for the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre’s new curator, Rachael Wedd.
Ms Wedd comes to the museum with a wealth of experience in tourism, museums and even palaeontology, which places her perfectly as the City of Bunbury owned and operated facility looks to build on its popularity.
The museum opened in November last year and has enjoyed strong visitation and positive feedback.
Ms Wedd said there was so much history in and around Bunbury that the potential of the Museum and its exhibits was very exciting.
“I am passionate about being part of the Museum’s evolution, and working with the team to develop more local content, particularly in regards to the local Aboriginal history in the region,” she said.
“I am looking forward to being a part of the Museum and hope people will pop in and say hi.”
Ms Wedd is also keen to engage with locals who had historical items they would be interested in loaning for display.
“The museum is still building its collection and any objects relating to Bunbury’s history are more than welcome,” she said.
Highlights of the museum’s collection include a “shipwreck” suspended from the ceiling, interactive screens and custom-made exhibition materials, plus a classroom funded by the Chefs Long Table Lunch that reflects both 100-year-old school life as well as contemporary educational facilities.
There are also school holiday activities and a range of presentations and events throughout the year to engage the community.
The Museum, which is located in the historic Paisley Centre in the CBD, is open to the public from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Entry is free. More information about the museum is available from www.bunburymuseum.com.au.