Lake Macquarie History

Collection store

Our museum's collections are stored and catalogued in the room you can see through the window. This room is called the collection store.

Only a small percentage of a museum's collection is normally on display. The remainder stays in storage, in controlled conditions. Access to the collection store is controlled. Light, temperature and relative humidity are kept within limits.

The people working in the collection store are collection managers, curators and volunteers. We work together to keep information about the collection in a collection management database. We store objects in archival housings and museum quality storage units made of powder coated metal.

All these things working together help preserve collections for future generations.

Acknowledgement of Country

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

Council acknowledges traditional custodians throughout Australia. We commit to listening deeply to and collaborating with First Peoples in our work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and Council's cultural collections may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

This website may contain place names, opinions and terms that reflect authors' views or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded. These may not be considered appropriate today.

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