March 22, 2016

The Windsor-based Hawkesbury Regional Museum exhibition “Flood!” has picked up the award for Best Exhibition in the 2015 IMAGinE awards, presented annually by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is the peak body representing 500 museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across the state.

The winning exhibition, “Flood!”, raises awareness about what it means to live on a flood plain and how flooding has shaped the Hawkesbury community.

Creative visual displays illustrate what has happened to people in the Hawkesbury in the past, and what could happen in the future.

In 1869 the first volunteer flood brigade in the country was formed at Windsor and the exhibition tells stories of heroism and tragedy.

The exhibition has a strong educational element, looking at why floods happen, and the history of flood rescue, including a presentation by the State Emergency Services on how to protect your home, business and family in times of flood.

Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford, says: “I would like to congratulate the museum on winning this very prestigious award. This exhibition is very relevant to Hawkesbury. I urge everyone to see the exhibition.”

Since its opening in 2008, the museum has won several awards, including tourism awards, an award for its volunteers, and an award for cultural infrastructure.

Hawkesbury Regional Museum, 8 Baker Street, Windsor. Free entry, open six days a week, 10am-4pm (closed on Tuesdays). Open on selected public holidays from
10am-4pm (closed Good Friday).

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