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Friday, 28 April 2017

WAR HERITAGE ROADSHOW COMES TO BENDIGO

Bendigo residents can learn how to care for wartime objects and store precious memories when the War Heritage Roadshow comes to town. 

Visiting the St Paul's Anglican Cathedral on 28 and 29 April, the roadshow will help locals and organisations better understand, record and preserve their war history.  

Victorians have a great legacy of war service both on the battlefront and at home, and many families hold significant artefacts from this experience – from medals and uniforms to battlefield relics.        

The roadshow will provide an opportunity to have war heritage artefacts examined for free by conservation experts from the University of Melbourne. Personalised, one-on-one advice.

It will teach Victorians how they can keep their precious heritage in family hands and learn how to best care for all types of heritage – paper, fabric, metals, wood and more.

Workshops and talks will also be held about continuing to care for this heritage into the future. 

The War Heritage Roadshow is a key part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Veterans History and Heritage Strategy, which is working to partner with Victorians in safeguarding our important treasures that mean so much to so many Victorians.     

To book a free session with an expert, attend a talk, or participate in demonstrations on how to clean, display, store and care for all types of materials visit http://bit.do/whroadshow2017.  

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan

“The War Heritage Roadshow is all about preserving and keeping artefacts that tell our story of service.”

"Many Bendigo locals hold wartime artefacts close to their heart – and we want to make sure they can stay safely in family hands.”  

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

“The Roadshow will offer our community expert advice about how to keep wartime memorabilia safe, and the history of our state alive.”  

“It’s a great opportunity to better connect with the moments that shaped our history.”

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