Remarkable collections on display

Published 12:00pm 3 June 2024

Remarkable collections on display
Words by Nick Crockford

Treasure troves of eccentricities will be unveiled at The Keeper: Collectors and their Collections exhibition which opens in Pine Rivers Heritage Museum on Wednesday.

Council put a call out to the community to display their collections and discovered Moreton Bay has more hidden gems than many thought possible.

“My personal favourite is the out-of-this-world PEZ dispenser collection featuring over 1000 quirky candy dispensers from all around the world,” Mayor Peter Flannery said.

“Carrie Fisher once said, ‘You’re not famous until you’re a PEZ dispenser’, and this collection is a testament to that with a collection that spans Star Wars, Disney, The Muppets, and heaps more.

“Dolly Parton fans will be ready to break the 9-5 for a collection of over 50 memorabilia items, including Dollywood relics, vintage movie posters, rare records and more.”

The Mayor said history buffs will be mesmerised by a unique collection of historical Chinese paintings and stone rubbings from the Mao era that have been saved from destruction.

“And for the thrifters, we’ve got you covered with a wardrobe straight from the past! Gloves, handbags, lapel pins - you name it, we’ve got it,” he said.

“That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Moreton Bay’s collecting community is all here, laid out for us to be amazed by these unique treasures.”

Mark your calendars as The Keeper: Collectors and their Collections comes to Pine Rivers Heritage Museum from June 5 to August 12, 2024.

Want to start your own wacky collection? Book your spot here to learn from a heritage conservation expert on June 15 from 11 am.

For more information and exhibition hours click here.

Share

Related Stories

Popular Stories

Moreton Bay City Council Budget: Rates rise - and concession
News / Local

Moreton Bay City Council Budget: Rates rise - and concession

Ratepayers in Moreton Bay will get a 'Queensland-first' rates concession and have smallest rates hike in four years in Council’s 2024-25 Budget, which was brought down this morning.

Winter school holiday guide

Winter school holiday guide

Looking for free activities to entertain the kids during the June school holidays on the Peninsula? Here’s a list to get you started. Here's the details

Council reveals extent of information breach
News / Local

Council reveals extent of information breach

Moreton Bay City Council ‘customers’ have been affected by a ‘low-level privacy information incident’. Here’s what we know