Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery wins MAGNA award

09/06/2016

Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery was recently presented with a prestigious award as part of the Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA).

Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner said Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery topped the ‘Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout – Level 1’ category for the exhibition:

St George Stories: people - places - community.

"The exhibition explores the history of the St George area and gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the local region and how it has changed over the years," he said.

"The public can engage with a variety of stories through multimedia and interactive displays, and discover old photographs from the local studies collection in the Snapshot Gallery."

Hurstville Museum & Gallery also received the Highly Commended in the category ‘Temporary or Travelling Exhibition – Level 1’ for the exhibition:

Remembering them: People of St George & the First World War which was on show from January – May 2015.

Mr Rayner said the exhibition was developed to commemorate the Anzac centenary in 2015 by illustrating the WW1 experiences of men and women of the St George area and how we remember them today.

"The exhibition brought the soldiers' stories to life through personal diary entries and letters, published by local newspapers at the time, as well as war memorabilia and photographs."

Mr Rayner praised staff at Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery for their outstanding work and dedication to the facility.

"It’s a great honour for Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery to receive these accolades in this year’s MAGNA Awards," he said.

"Council is tremendously proud to join the list of winners, celebrating excellence from both large and small museums and galleries across NSW.

"I encourage local residents to visit the Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery to view current exhibitions and learn more about what services and programs are available for everyone."

For more information about Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery, contact 9330 6444 or visit

www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au

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