City of Ballarat's Historical Collections

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Valuing our past

The City of Ballarat is the custodian of many thousands of items, including photographs, objects, works of art, maps, books, paper records and more, which together hold the potential to give us considerable insight into Ballarat's past.

A significance assessment of two of the City of Ballarat's large historical collections, held at Ballarat Town Hall and the Australiana Research Room at Ballarat Central Library, is currently underway. The assessment will establish the importance of the collections compared to others around Australia, and provide recommendations to guide their management and care into the future.

This survey asks about your personal interests and opinions, to ensure the voices of local community members and stakeholders form part of the assessment. These questions use a proven method that helps us understand to what extent participants:

  • Know about and access each collection
  • Value each collection personally
  • Would like to see ongoing management of each collection change and how
  • Enjoy heritage and cultural experiences generally

No prior knowledge of the Town Hall Historical Collection (find out more here) or Australiana Research Collection (find out more here) is required to answer this survey. All participants are welcome.

The survey will be open from Monday 13 August to Monday 1 October 2018 and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Valuing our past

The City of Ballarat is the custodian of many thousands of items, including photographs, objects, works of art, maps, books, paper records and more, which together hold the potential to give us considerable insight into Ballarat's past.

A significance assessment of two of the City of Ballarat's large historical collections, held at Ballarat Town Hall and the Australiana Research Room at Ballarat Central Library, is currently underway. The assessment will establish the importance of the collections compared to others around Australia, and provide recommendations to guide their management and care into the future.

This survey asks about your personal interests and opinions, to ensure the voices of local community members and stakeholders form part of the assessment. These questions use a proven method that helps us understand to what extent participants:

  • Know about and access each collection
  • Value each collection personally
  • Would like to see ongoing management of each collection change and how
  • Enjoy heritage and cultural experiences generally

No prior knowledge of the Town Hall Historical Collection (find out more here) or Australiana Research Collection (find out more here) is required to answer this survey. All participants are welcome.

The survey will be open from Monday 13 August to Monday 1 October 2018 and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.