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Services & Projects

Roger TrugeonServices

  1. Concept Plan to Business Plan - Working with your organisation to create the vision for the future from core goals to a detailed business plan.

  2. Policy to Practice - developing with you the core documents required for museums and collections

  3. Feasibility studies - analysing whether an idea has the potential to work

  4. Project development - managing the process of achieving your goals

  5. Forward planning - collaboration to create a vision for the future of your organisation or project

  6. Advocacy - strategy and action to help achieve your ambitions for your museum or collection

  7. Collection Management - practical advice and support to better care for and manage collections

  8. Historical Research - assistance with researching for exhibitions, projects and publications

  9. Significance Assessments - reviewing collections to assess their importance, meaning and potential




Object Identification Bibliography for Historical Museums

Object Identification Bibliography for Historical Museums

Development of a set of references which can be used to identify the range of objects found in regional history museums in Australia. Original work based on twelve month’s research in the stacks of the State Library of Victoria.

Each book was individually inspected and described, with notations on the main focus and significance of the reference in the identification process. The project will see a computer based data structure developed which could be accessed online via an existing or new website. An assessment of the relevance of a print copy of the database is being made. Current database contains around 1000 references.
The Story of James Yeomans Dixon

The Story of James Yeomans Dixon

A research project of the last three years of the life of James Yeomans Dixon, a New Zealand radio announcer and sporting achiever who travelled to England in early 1939 and following the outbreak of war worked for the Children’s Overseas Relocation Board, evacuating British children to Canada and Australia.

He lost his life, aged 27, when the MV Rangitane was sunk by German raiders on November 27, 1940, off the east coast of New Zealand. James Dixon wrote home every week during his travels and the project is to transcribe the letters and place them in the broader historical context of World War II.
Albert Coates Memorial Trust

Albert Coates Memorial Trust

In the context of providing administrative support to the Coates Trust, the work includes presentation of details of Coates’ life and the work of the Trust in community based projects including the Museum in a Suitcase project developed with Elizabeth Trudgeon.

The project has been enthusiastically taken up by Coates’ old school, Mount Pleasant Primary School. An exhibition of student work and exhibition panels provided by the Trust has been shown for the past two years and is ongoing.
The Max Harris Collection Advisory Group,  Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

The Max Harris Collection Advisory Group, Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

Serving as one of the members of an advisory committee to support the documentation and presentation of the thousands of images recently acquired from Max Harris for the Ballaarat Mechanics Institute. Further details of the project can be found on the BMI website.