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Category Archives: Collection Management

Marking the spot for a drawing of Charlton’s Rex Theatre in the PROV Collection

Today’s edition of The Age features a front page story about the restoration of the Rex Theatre in Charlton which was severely damaged in last year’s floods.  The Theatre boasts an art deco design and was constructed in 1938. On reading the article the thought that immediately occurred to me was to query whether we […]

Celebrate the National Year of Reading in our Reading Room

Sometimes the most obvious ideas for postings appear right before your eyes, or in this case, literally sit two stories above your brain.  The conception of a posting to mark 2012 as the National Year of Reading initially appeared daunting because the act of reading is central to using just about any record in our […]

A new accession of lands records

One of the most important things to remember about the PROV Collection is that new records are regularly added from Victorian Government agencies through out the State. In the year 2010-2011 alone, a total of 2,274 metres of records was received. Today all new accessions of records come with full documentation, including lists that can […]

Interior Design in the Collection

An interesting article published in The Age on 23 November 2011 discussed how a group called Melbourne Heritage Action believes a series of building interiors within Melbourne should merit heritage protection. This group’s activities appear to have been spurred on by a recent decision by the Melbourne City Council to extend heritage protection to the […]

Transporting the ‘big map’

We have items in the PROV Collection that pose considerable challenges in housing, storing, moving or providing access.  Our Repository/Collection Management staff are able to deal with these challenges by utilising our training or past experience in storage/space management, shelving/container design and records retrieval processes.  An array of lifting and other equipment backed up with […]

Collection Management from the inside

Welcome to the first posting of the PROV Collection Management blog.  It is envisaged that this blog will focus exclusively on the PROV Collection as seen by Charlie Farrugia the PROV Senior Collections Advisor. Specifically, I hope to produce a range of interesting, occasionally quirky but above all, informative postings about the records in our […]

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