Have the meaning of your Australian War Memorabilia explained

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Monday 17 May 2010.

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Melbourne, Australia

As part of their Icon & archive: photography from the World Wars exhibition, Monash Gallery of Art is hosting a free War Memorabilia appraisal day.

Many Australians hold photographs, relics and heirlooms that relate to the military service of family members. But the meaning and significance of these objects are often not understood, and many of us do not know how to preserve them.

Curators, historians and conservators from the AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL will be at the Monash Gallery of Art to offer advice and answer your questions about medals, badges, photographs, letters, diaries and other wartime treasures. We welcome all who wish to share the stories of their memorabilia.

The Bring in your memorabilia program is funded by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Commemorations Program, which honours the contribution of Australia’s servicemen and women. Bring in your memorabilia day is being held at MGA in conjunction with the current exhibition Icon & archive: photography & the World Wars, an Australian War Memorial Travelling Exhibition, on display until 11 July 2010.

Please note: no weaponry or munitions are to be bought to the session, and no valuations will be conducted.

Maximum five items per person.
This is a free event but bookings are essential.
To book, phone 03 8544 0500.

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