Once Upon a Time

This exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of children living in South Australia over successive generations, in both the happy and more challenging times. Photographs are from the collections of five South Australian community history groups: City of Holdfast Bay Local History Centre, Embroiderers’ Guild Museum of South Australia, Gawler National Trust Museum, Mallala Museum and the Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society, and incorporating images from the South Australian Government Photographic Collection.

Throughout the display there are QR codes that when scanned using a mobile device will link the user with additional online images. There are also memory prompts within the exhibition text designed to assist the viewer recall their own childhood and initiate conversation. Ideal for aged-care facilities in connection with memory boxes as part of reminiscence therapy.

It comprises five double-sided pull-up banners. Images of these can be seen here.  The host organisation can augment the display with items from their collection or borrowed from members of their community.