Volume 6 number 1
April 2011

In this issue of reCollections: A Journal of Museums and Collections:

  • Pip McNaught's research into a medicine chest reveals a story of personal health and illness, set against a broader backdrop of medicine and treatment in colonial Australia
  • Laura Breen traces the commission, creation and reproduction of William Dargie's celebrated 'Wattle Queen' portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Paul Eggert explores issues of authenticity in relation to historic house museums and folk culture open-air museums
  • Guy Hansen takes us behind the scenes as he relives the experience of curating an exhibition celebrating 100 years of rugby league in Australia.

This edition also features reviews of recent exhibitions and museum-related books.