Author: Public Record Office Victoria

The hard work and dedication of Public Record Office Victoria’s staff and volunteers was recognised at the Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards last night.

The Awards, held at the State Library of Victoria, recognise the outstanding achievements of Victorian Government arts agencies and cover a wide range of categories from excellence in public programs through to leadership in technology and disability access.

Andrew Abbott, Acting Director of Arts Victoria and Hon Heidi Victoria Minister for the Arts presented Public Record Office Victoria with a Highly Commended in the category of Leadership in Public Programs for the 40th Anniversary Program. The 40th Anniversary Program included the curation of a special exhibition, Victoria on Record which celebrates the Public Record Office Victoria collection by showcasing rare treasures of the archives.

Another key part of the 40th Anniversary Program was Public Record Office Victoria’s first Open Day which was held on 20 April 2013. The Open Day, which introduced people to the archives through a series of informative and entertaining tours, talks and information sessions, was a major success attracting almost 500 people.

Public Record Office Victoria also produced a special edition Guidebook and Annual Report to mark Public Record Office Victoria’s 40 years of operation.

The work of volunteers was celebrated at last nights Awards, with Ms Victoria commenting that Melbourne’s thriving arts sector relies on the dedication and passion of its volunteers.

Public Record Office Victoria’s Volunteer Program was awarded a Highly Commended with Mr Abbott noting that in 2013 volunteers contributed over 20,000 hours, an all time record for the Public Record Office Victoria Volunteer Program.

A big congratulations to all staff and volunteers at Public Record Office Victoria and to our colleagues within fellow arts agencies.

For further information on the Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards visit Arts Victoria.

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