Gerringong and District Historical Society is looking for safe storage for its collection while building works proceed on the Museum site, and is wondering if the community has any suggestions of suitable vacant premises.
From early 2018, Kiama Council will be renovating the adjacent Gerringong School of Arts and dismantling the current Museum building, which is a glorified farm shed, to create a long awaited new Community Centre incorporating library, museum and community rooms.
The precious collection must be out of the building in Blackwood St by the end of this year. It is planed for the Museum to close from late October so that Society members can begin packing items ready for transporting to storage.
“We are receiving advice from a museum preservation consultant to assist with this process,” says Bobbie Miller.
“During October a gala farewell event will be held to mark the end of an era.”
If you have a suitable storage area in the Gerringong area available from December 2017 for eighteen months or so, please contact the Society’s President Helen McDermott on 4234 4204.
She says the minimum requirements would be for it to be the size of a double garage, be lockable and dry. Members would need to be able to access the collection from time to time, to prepare for moving into the refurbished School of Arts.
In the interim, the Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, in the building behind the School of Arts. Do visit.