Orange Regional Museum has won a 2019 IMAGinE award from Museums and Galleries of NSW for All in a Day's Work.
This exhibition was developed in partnership with the Orange and District Historical Society and featured 79 photographs from the Central Western Daily archives.
Curated by staff from the Historical Society, the exhibition offered a window into the experience of work in Orange from 1955 to 1974.
The IMAGinE awards were created to promote and strengthen the NSW museum and gallery sector.
They honour best practice education programs, outreach projects, exhibitions, collection management projects and achievements of individuals.
Michael Rolfe, CEO, Museums and Galleries of NSW commended all recipients across the categories of Exhibition Projects, Engagement, Sustainability and Individual Achievement for both paid and volunteer organisations.
He said this year's nominations were of an unprecedented standard.
"The strength of in-depth education and engagement stood out as did the increasing focus on environment and sustainability both in terms of content and organisational practices," he said.
Orange mayor Reg Kidd said it was fantastic to see the Historical Society cooperating with museum staff, and for the end result to be judged of such high quality.
"Along with the thousands of people who went to see this show, I was impressed at the quality of the images of the images and the way they brought alive the stories of Orange's recent working history," he said.
"The museum doesn't set out to receive an award judged by their peers, but when it happens, it's a real encouragement to all involved they they're doing the right thing."
The exhibition ran from June 7 until October 13.
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