Brandicoot are very proud to have been an integral part in bringing the Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre into the digital landscape. We look forward to watching the Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre become a valuable resource and voice for the Bunbury community.
Bunbury’s campaign to build a museum in the heart of the city has hit the cybersphere, with the launch of a new website and Facebook page.
The new website – bunburymuseum.com.au – will allow the community to keep up to date with a range of exciting Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre developments.
It will also allow local people to donate to the community fundraising campaign. The campaign, which has raised close to $100,000 already, will support fitting out the museum and exhibition spaces.
The website – built pro bono by Bunbury website developers Brandicoot – will be supported by a Facebook page and a range of other promotional activities.
Bunbury Museum curator Lauretta Davies said she was delighted to see the museum campaign online.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to let the community know what we’re doing,” Ms Davies said. “Our Museum will give us the chance to tell Bunbury’s story. And what a story it is! The Museum’s online presence will allow the community to keep up to date with developments as we head towards the opening planned for next year.”
Ms Davies praised Brandicoot’s generous donation, and the support of the Museum fundraising committee, including volunteer website and Facebook coordinator Emma Woodhouse.
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre is set to open in July, 2015, and will be located at the Paisley Centre which is the site of the old Bunbury Boys’ School. The Paisley Centre has already been subject to $1.1 million worth of restoration work thanks to Lotterywest and the City of Bunbury. The community fundraising campaign will help pay for fitting out the museum in preparation for its opening.
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre will include an education centre, audio displays of Noongar language, street stories, historic collections and space for visiting exhibitions. Ms Davies is developing a collection and exhibitions to feature in the centre when it opens which will help tell the story of Bunbury’s fascinating heritage.