May Day

Protecting our heritage is a fundamental responsibility for galleries, libraries, archives, museums and heritage places.  May Day was established by the Society of American Archivists. It’s a time when all cultural heritage professionals can do something that will make a difference when and if an emergency occurs. 

In 2019 Blue Shield Australia launched a new logo for May Day in Australia.

Posters and images for May Day 2019 are here.

Two competitions for Australian GLAMs and Heritage Places were conducted.  ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.


THE 2019 MAY DAY COMPETITION WINNERS WERE :

#OurDisasterBin Competition Winner: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Win A Disaster Bin Competition Winners:

1. Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery – WA

2. Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) – Geelong

3. Golden Memories Millthorpe Museum run by the Millthorpe District Historical Society – NSW

Announced on the BSA Twitter and Facebook


COMPETITION 1
#OurDisasterBin Competition *

Having a functional disaster bin on-site is one component on being prepared for a natural disaster at your cultural heritage site.

  • Take a photo of your disaster bin (be as creative as you wish)
  • Upload it to social media using the hashtag #OurDisasterBin
  • Complete the online entry form for a chance
    to win a $500 voucher from Preservation Australia

*Open to all Australian galleries, libraries, archives, museums, heritage places and historical societies

Download #OurDisasterBin Competition Poster ( PDF format)

COMPETITION 2
Win a Disaster Bin Competition **

For remote and regional cultural organisations that currently do not have a disaster bin, your organisation can win a fully-stocked Disaster Bin, delivered to your site.

Are you an Australian regional Museum, Library, Gallery, Archive, Historical Society or Heritage place and need a Disaster Recovery Bin to help in emergencies? Complete the online entry form and enter the competition to win one of three disaster bins.

**Open to Regional and Remote Australian galleries, libraries, archives, museums, heritage places and historical societies

Download Win A Disaster Bin Competition Poster ( PDF format)



Thank you to our May Day 2019 Partner:

Preservation Australia is a conservation business specialising in hands on treatment, conservation training and education, and preventive conservation consulting, working throughout Australia and SE Asia. Conservation Resources is a branch of Preservation Australia that sells archival and conservation products.