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Photograph - Roger Cummins on a Tractor, Scienceworks Opening Weekend, Spotswood, Victoria, 28 Mar 1992 Reg. No: MM 135034
- Colour photograph of the Scienceworks opening weekend at Spotswood.
This image features Roger Cummins who was Curator of Rural Science for Museum Victoria from 1990. During the development of Scienceworks he managed the installation of collection objects into the four new exhibitions. He was enthusiastic about Scienceworks and the Pumping Station in particular. He was a great proponent of activating heritage objects as a means of interpretation.
On the second day of the opening weekend Sunday, 29th March 1992, Roger collapsed and died while driving the Sunshine tractor. He was 26 years old.
He was a much loved member of the team that developed Scienceworks.
- Colour photograph.
- Description Of Content:
- Curator of Rural Science Roger Cummins seated on a tractor with crowds in the background.
- Reproduced courtesy of Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||101 mm (Height), 153 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||museum history, sciences, tractors, parades, museums, events, opening ceremonies, museum victoria, scienceworks|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MUSEUM HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Events & Celebrations|
|Inscriptions:||Printed on the back of the photograph [repeated]; 'Konica / Long Life 100'
Printed on the back of the photograph; '21 -03 NNNNN 789'
|Format:||Photograph: Colour; See Dimensions|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Scienceworks, Museum Victoria, Spotswood, Victoria, Australia, 28 Mar 1992|
|Person Depicted:||Mr Roger Cummins - Scienceworks, Museum of Victoria, Spotswood, Victoria, Australia, 28 Mar 1992|
|Creator:||Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Mar 1992|