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Curator Conversations – Orange 412

Sat 2 March at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join exhibition curator Mary-Liz Andrews for a free floor talk to hear more about our new exhibition Orange 412: A history of our local Fire Brigade.

TICKETS: Curator Conversations – Orange 412 Tickets, Sat 02/03/2024 at 10am | Eventbrite

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Dr Mary-Elizabeth Andrews graduated with Class 1 Honours in Film Studies from Flinders University, South Australia, in 1997, before completing a Master of Museum Studies at The University of Sydney in 2009 and a PhD focusing on German collection development and interpretation in 2014.

She has delivered and curated numerous exhibitions both locally and internationally, including Paintings from the Collection at the State Library of NSW, and Zeitschichten for the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, as well as developing the innovative Outdoor Exhibition Container at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

In 2020, Mary-Liz took the role of Museum Manager atOrange Regional Museum and has developed multiple exhibitions including the award-winning Mulaa Giilang: Wiradjuri stories of the night sky.



2 March – 21 July 2024

Formed in 1869 after a terrible fire gutted the Nelson Bros warehouse on Byng Street, the Orange Volunteer Fire Brigade – today known as Fire and Rescue NSW Station 412 Orange – has a long tradition of serving the community and saving lives.

Join us for a hands-on exploration of the fascinating history of our local fire brigade. This family-friendly exhibition includes kids’ dress-ups, playful storytelling, and an interactive fire truck, alongside stunning images and historical firefighting equipment.


Sat 2 March
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Local government area
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Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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