Upholders, shoddy, Petticoat Lane, fripperers - Nothing New opens up a wonderful world that, despite our love-affair with op-shops, is all but hidden from us in today's world of consumerism and obsolescence. Join the wonderful Robyn Annear when she talks about Nothing New, her latest book, which chronicles the history of second-hand trade across the world and down the ages (Jesus' clothes would have been divided up among the soldiers guarding the crosses as their perquisite or perk as we'd say today). We are asking those that join bookclub to bring their own favourite story of an op-shop find or hand-me-down.
Calling all historical societies across Victoria. Our inaugural clinic was very well attended with people zooming in from across Victoria and Darwin. The clinics will be held monthly and they are a relaxed forum in which to raise your queries about any aspect of cataloguing. They are managed and led by Jillian Hiscock, our RHSV Collections Manager. We will be having guest speakers at future clinics and if you have an issue which you'd like discussed you can always email the details to…