All welcome to attend this tutorial thanks to U3A (University of the Third Age) Warrnambool
Presented by Activations Coordinator Kate Wake and Collections curator Justin Croft
Kate and Justin will provide an insight into one of Warrnambool’s key visitor attractions, community resource, and home to one of Australia’s most significant historical Maritime collections.
Hear about how, through interactive and engaging day and night experiences, Flagstaff Hill contributes to the cultural interpretation of the region, entertains and informs visitors.
Gain an insight into Warrnambool City Council’s most diverse Volunteer Program where people of all ages are welcome to share their knowledge and skills in an environment which promotes wellbeing and social interaction, creates opportunities and recognises contributions throughout the year.
Learn about some of the amazing stories attached to artefacts housed in the Flagstaff Hill collection. Many of these items survived some of Victoria’s most notorious shipwrecks including that of the Loch Ard from which the Loch Ard Peacock was miraculously recovered.
Kate commenced her role as the Flagstaff Hill Activations Coordinator in 2019 when she and her family relocated to Warrnambool from Adelaide.
Her job involves coordinating volunteers throughout the precinct, managing staff, and coordinating functions, events, special programs and day to day activations.
Justin has been employed as the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum Collections curator for just over 18 months.
He is also currently the Victorian Collections Coordinator and Office Coordinator at Australian Museums and galleries Association Victoria (AMaGA) in Melbourne where he has held a number of positions over the past 2 years.