Interested in the weird, wonderful and wacky? Then the
Collectormanic exhibition opening at Coffs Harbour Regional Museum on September
15 is just for you.
“Many people probably don’t even realise that they’re collectors,
but anyone with three or more objects of the same type can be classed as a
collector,” said Museum Director/Curator Dr Leigh Summers.
“You might have a drawer somewhere with objects that
you’ve found interesting, but have put away out of sight. Or you might enjoy
showing other people the interesting things that you’ve found.
“Collections literally come in all shapes and sizes.
They could be books, stamps, glassware, matchboxes, lamps, cars, fishing rods,
chairs, shoes, buttons - absolutely anything.”
Collectomanic includes collections from local members
of the Coffs Harbour Collectors Club. Of all the local members there are very
few who collect the same types of objects.
“The collections are so diverse there’s sure to be
something to interest everyone,” added Dr Summers.
“Members of the Club will be happy to talk to visitors
about collecting and may even be able to offer advice on finding out more about
what interests you.”
Collectormanic will be at Coffs Harbour Regional
Museum from September 15 until October 31.
The Museum is located at 215A Harbour Drive, Coffs
Harbour, and is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10am to 4pm.