Theodorus Bollen from the Griffith War Memorial Museum recently won the individual achievement award at the 2015 IMAGinE Awards.
Mr Bollen’s contributions to the museum were highlighted by an IMAGinE representative.
“Theodorus is highly valued by the Museum,” they said.
“He lends his hands to many tasks, he has been responsible for research projects culminating in permanent exhibitions; he manages the museum web page and regularly updates exhibition information.
“He established contact with local service clubs, schools, and businesses and has been successful in attracting both in kind and financial support for the Museum.”
He has undertaken to digitally document museum objects with reference to the early hard copy catalogue in accordance with National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries
He also established a strong link with the Aboriginal community in Griffith and supported them to research military service records of their family members.
In order to document the Aboriginal participation in Australia’s military campaigns, he prepared a draft index of Aboriginal people covering a 300 kilometre radius around Griffith.