Museum to host maritime lecture

JACQUI O'LEARYSound Telegraph

Rockingham Museum is looking forward to having WA Museum executive director Ian MacLeod talk about the city’s maritime history and the conservation of shipwrecks on the local coastline.

Rockingham Museum curator Wendy Durant said it would be Dr MacLeod’s first visit to the Kent Street building.

“He was a lecturer and has been around WA museums since 1978,” she said.

“He is a fabulous story-teller and amazing to listen to. We simply can’t wait.”

Ms Durant said Dr MacLeod was very interested in all things conservation and would tackle any material in need of being saved from decay.

“He believes in working with projects and revitalising them as he is very passionate,” she said.

Dr MacLeod is an international expert in conservation, which has taken him all over the world.

The free talk, entitled Conservation of our shipwrecks and preservation of our maritime history, takes place at Rockingham Museum this Saturday from 2pm.

To learn more contact 9592 3455.

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