From December 1 to April 30, the Fernie Museum is hosting the exhibit Treasures and Curiosities from the Fernie Museum Collection, which draws on a sample of its 10,000 + collection.
This short talk by Fort Steele Heritage Town curator Jessica Van Oostwaard will provide fascinating insights into the different aspects of collections management as it pertains to small museums and managing personal collections. We will touch on topics such as policy, standards, record keeping, acquisitions and cataloguing.
Fernie Museum Executive Director Ron Ulrich will follow and provide an update of the Fernie Museum’s upcoming collections management project – the rehousing and recataloguing of its 10,000 + object collection.
Advance tickets are recommended and can be purchased at the Fernie Museum. Members of the Fernie Museum and the Fernie Seniors Centre, $13.00; Non-members, $15.00. Lunch includes soup, sandwich, dessert, and coffee/tea, and admission to the Fernie Museum following the presentation.
Jessica VanOostwaard started her career in the Heritage Field by graduating from the University of New Brunswick with a B.A. in Classical Studies and Archaeology. Jessica went on to receive Post graduate certificates from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Collection Conservation and Management and from Georgian College’s Museum and Gallery Studies Program. Jessica has been at Fort Steele Heritage Town for 3 years and oversees various aspects of the Curatorial department from collections management to conservation and exhibit design.