Open Museums, Open Minds

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People seek to experience history and culture in diverse ways and not all museum experiences have walls. A museum experience could be an interpretive walk, a pop up creative installation, an open day around a series of buildings, temporary displays, collections or a series of monuments that can be found at different locations around a city. These experiences are more broadly referred to as an open air museum or open museum experience.

Phase one engagement results

Our first phase of engagement in 2017 revealed that understanding the history and heritage of Maitland was of high importance to our community. Citizens told us they learnt about Maitland’s history and heritage largely by visiting Maitland Gaol, Walka Water Works and Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Results further showed that residents have a keen interest in ‘old buildings and architecture’ and ‘historical events’ with a significant number of respondents indicating they would like to experience our history and heritage via non-traditional methods.

Have your say on phase two engagement

We are now seeking to understand the different ways you would like to experience Maitland’s rich heritage and history. You can share your feedback using our interactive map or survey up until 12 March 2018.

Drop in to our pop up Museum at the Maitland Riverside Plaza at The Levee, Central Maitland and explore the Collect Maitland experience. This experience will be available until 12 March 2018, be sure to share your feedback with us while you are there.


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Key dates
14 February 2018

Open for feedback

14 February - 12 March 2018

Pop up Museum 'Collect Maitland' at the Maitland Riverside Plaza at the Levee, Central Maitland

10 March - 11 March 2018

Engagement pop-up at Maitland Taste Festival 

12 March 2018

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