There are many reasons why we collect stuff. Some people collect for the fun and thrill of the treasure hunt. Others hope to amass things they are passionate about or which are rare and valuable.
Collecting artefacts also helps to preserve culture, remember the past and keep memories alive. How would we know about the lives of our ancestors one hundred, two hundred or thousands of years ago, without preserving documents or objects from the past? How else would we bring our family stories or local history to life?
Have a look at the What do you collect project from the Queensland Museum.
Discover interesting artefacts, oddities and treasures from Hurstville City Library Museum & Gallery Collections in Hurstville Museum & Gallery’s new exhibition: