Treasures from the Tablelands: communities, collaboration and collections

Title

Treasures from the Tablelands: communities, collaboration and collections (3253 KB) pdf document icon

Author/s

Wills, J.

Citation

Wills, J. 2020. Treasures from the Tablelands: communities, collaboration and collections. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Culture 11: 107–124.  https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2205-3239.11.1.2020.2020-08

Date published

June 2020

DOI

 https://doi.org/10.17082/j.2205-3239.11.1.2020.2020-08

Keywords

 Atherton Tablelands, exhibitions, communities, collaboration, transformation, objects

Abstract

 The First World War Centenary has stimulated numerous activities throughout Australia, activating interest in heritage projects that have involved the broader community. This paper explores the value of community museum projects by analysing the development and delivery of the Tablelands Heritage Network’s Anzac Treasures of the Tablelands exhibition. By examining the collaborative nature of the project, what it takes to develop participatory projects and showcasing some of the objects uncovered during the project, it reflects on the community and museological benefits of working collaboratively.