WA State Heritage & History Conference – Handle with Care
The 2019 Western Australian State Heritage and History Conference will be held at the Westin Hotel 29th & 30th April, situated in the heart of the Hibernian Place with the theme 'Handle with Care'.
Places, stories and collections face many threats. Environment, time, misuse, neglect or even misguided good intent can corrode, corrupt or devalue. As custodians and curators we are familiar with conservation and care in the physical context. When handled with care and sensitivity, these darker elements of our past have the potential to build a full understanding of a place; to provide the visitor, tourist or student with a balanced and informed history; to respect and acknowledge the impacts of past acts.