Volunteer opportunity: be part of the history of packaging

Volunteer opportunity: be part of the history of packaging

Do you remember any of these packaging items? Do you want to delve into the history of packaging while you catalogue items for an online packaging history database?

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has recently agreed to collate the personal packaging collection of a gentleman in Adelaide so that it is archived in the manner it deserves — but it needs your help!

A packaging collector from South Australian has amassed an extraordinary collection of approximately 3000 pieces. Concerned it might be lost on his passing, he loaded it up in a truck and personally drove it to Melbourne so that the industry could archive his collection.

The AIP is now seeking volunteers to help catalogue the packaging collection. Ideally, participants would have a wide knowledge of packaging, a measuring tape, a vernier or micrometer, a weighing scale, a digital camera and a laptop. You will work in teams of two (one person to measure, one to record) in South Melbourne and the end result will be a catalogue of Australian packaging items across a broad industry range.

If you have some spare time — even an hour will do — and would like to contribute to this worthwhile project, please email the AIP National Office on info@aipack.com.au.

Originally published here.

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