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Floor Talk: Orange Regional Museum Collection

Sat 4 Nov 2017, 2pm-4pm

On Saturday 4th November community members are invited to explore the how, what and why behind Orange Regional Museum’s collections.

Discover what the museum is collecting and why. How the Museum collects objects and what the future holds.

The talk will include a session by Museum Manager Alison Russell on the formation of a collecting policy that guides the Museum’s practice followed by a presentation by Collections Manager Allison Campbell on the Carroll family collection recently acquired by the museum.

The Carroll family collection was donated to Orange Regional Museum in 2017 by the Carroll family. This photographic collection documents the life of the Carroll’s of Summer Hill Orange from the 1890s through to the 1920s. It includes photographs from three generations of individuals that had a significant impact on the development of Orange as a regional centre.

Collections Manager Allison Campbell noted that ‘the most interesting aspect of this collection is that it doesn’t only tell the story of the Carroll family but also how this family was connect to many other across the region. Through Elizabeth Carroll (b.1878) the family is connected to other significant regional pioneers including the Clutterbucks, Kinghorns, Kerrs and Hornes.’

‘Then there is the fascinating story of Charles Clifton Bossley, a close friend of Elizabeth Carroll, who led an eventful life as a land owner, solider and dentist while at the centre of a scandalous divorce’

The talk will start at 2pm on Saturday 4th November at Orange Regional Museum. Bookings are essential via 02 6393 8444 or book here


Top: Studio portrait of Charles Clifton Bossley and Elizabeth Carroll, late 19th century Gift of Michael Carroll

Centre: Studio portrait of Elizabeth Carroll, late 19th century Gift of Michael Carroll


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