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Transparency - Roger Cummins with Pre-Cinema Object, Scienceworks, Spotswood, Victoria, circa 1991 Reg. No: MM 133477
- 35mm mounted colour transparency part of a collection of images relating to Scienceworks. The images depict exterior views of the building, exhibitions, events and staff, mostly shot by staff photographers.
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.
- 35mm mounted colour transparency.
- Description Of Content:
- Curator Roger Cummins working on the installation of some pre-cinema objects (zoetrope strips) for the Inventions Exhibition.
- Reproduced courtesy of Museum Victoria
|Dimensions:||35 mm (Height), 35 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||museum history, sciences, pre-cinema moving images, museums, museum victoria, scienceworks, museum staff|
|Themes this item is part of:||Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MUSEUM HISTORY|
|Format:||Transparency: Colour; See Dimensions|
|Organisation Depicted:||Scienceworks, Museum Victoria, Spotswood, Victoria, Australia, 1992|
|Person Depicted:||Mr Roger Cummins - Scienceworks, Museum of Victoria, Spotswood, Victoria, Australia, 1992|
|Creator:||Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1992|