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During 2010-11 the National Museum of Australia held a series of Collectorfest public programs for collecting enthusiasts to share and show off their collections.  The following is a selection of short video clips plus a link to the audio and transcript of the full discussion on royal memorabilia.

Royal memorabilia - February 2011

Curator Guy Hansen and passionate royal memorabilia collector Profesor Peter Spearritt discuss Australia's fascination with royalty.

audio_w15 Collectorfest: a right royal occasion

Video clips of short interviews of Leanne Dempsey of the National Museum of Australia talking about people's own collections of royal memorabilia

Royal memorabilia

Rosemary speaks with Leanne Dempsey from the National Museum of Australia about the royal memorabilia she's collected over the years.

Jubilee coin

Roslyn speaks with Leanne Dempsey from the National Museum of Australia about a coin she collected in 1977 commemorating the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Royal tea set, coin and plate

John and Sue speak with Leanne Dempsey from the National Museum of Australia about some objects from their collection -- a children's tea set, a coin and a plate.

Royal coins

Felicity speaks with Leanne Dempsey from the National Museum of Australia about the Royal Australian Mint's royal coin collection.

Royal memorabilia

Earl speaks with Leanne Dempsey from the National Museum of Australia about the royal memorabilia he's collected over the years.

Royal table cloth

Carole speaks with Leanne Dempsey from the National Museum of Australia about a table cloth embroidered by her Godmother's mother for the royal visit in 1954.

Cookbooks - September 2010

This program featured legendary Australian food writer Mrs Margaret Fulton OAM talking about her love of cooking, and visitors brought their cookbooks and shared their stories. Watch a couple of short video interviews by Leanne Dempsey of the National Museum of Australia.

Cookbooks with Mrs Margaret Fulton OAM

 

Mrs Margaret Fulton OAM speaks to Leanne Dempsey, National Museum of Australia, about cookbooks, cooking and collecting.

Cookbooks with Dr Adele Wessell

Dr Adele Wessell speaks to Leanne Dempsey, National Museum of Australia, about cookbooks, cooking and collecting.

Other audio on demand programs relating to cooking:

audio_w15 History in the baking (Dr Adele Wessell)