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Transparency - Installing an Exhibition Display, Scienceworks, Spotswood, Victoria, 1992 Image Reg. No: MM 133482

35mm mounted colour transparency that is 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 (at left) 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 of Rural Science Roger Cummins and preparator Jim Cozens installing a showcase as part of the Inventions Exhibition at Scienceworks.
Reproduced courtesy of Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 35 mm (Height), 35 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: museum history, exhibitions, sciences, museums, displays, museum victoria, scienceworks, museum staff
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Exhibitions
Tertiary Classification: installations
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
Person Depicted: Mr Jim Cozens - Museum Victoria : Preparation Department, Spotswood, Victoria, Australia, 1992
Creator: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1992

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