Making History at Griffith Pioneer Park
Griffith Pioneer Park Museum will host a visit by Margaret Simpson, a curator from Sydney's Powerhouse Museum. Mrs Simpson is a transport specialist and with her husband Phillip has written on agricultural machinery, among other topics.
She will visit Griffith as part of a curatorial visit offered by the Museum of Applied Art and Sciences.
Mrs Simpson will speak on the role of museums in teaching history and the use of their collections.
“We’re really lucky to have Margaret visit Griffith at this time as she’s enthused about the opportunities for regional museums to contribute in educating younger generations,” said Jason Richardson, Curator at Pioneer Park Museum.
“When I spoke with her recently she mentioned visiting our Museum last year and described it as ‘one of the best in the state for variety and potential to engage students’ – which is high praise from someone who has visited so many of the public collections throughout New South Wales.”
Mrs Simpson will talk about what country museums can contribute to their communities, how curators can assist them to do this and the role of museums in inter-generational learning.
Come to Griffith Pioneer Park Museum to hear Margaret Simpson talk at 11 am on Tuesday 30 August. Cost is $5 or free for Museum volunteers.