Rotary’s instrumental donation

The Collie Art Gallery has taken possession of two important instruments that will allow it to host exhibitions of national and international significance thanks to a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Collie.

The four-in-one hand-held anemometer, hygrometer, thermometer and light meter will be used by gallery staff when installing exhibitions to ensure its temperature, humidity and light levels are compliant with the requirements of lending institutions. The wall-mounted thermometer and hygrometer data logger will take regular readings of the gallery’s temperature and humidity throughout the day and night and wirelessly transmit them to a storage device.

The use of these two instruments will allow the gallery to monitor the environment in the gallery and storage areas to ensure it is compliant with the requirements of a range of lending institutions, including State and National galleries and private collectors.

The Rotary Club of Collie agreed to provide a $1000 donation to assist in providing the equipment the new gallery requires following a presentation to its members by the Gallery Group’s Chairperson Elizabeth Lindsay and Gallery Director Sarah Stanley on the aims and aspirations of the gallery and what it hoped to achieve for the community. Several of the Rotary Club members also became Friends of the Gallery.

Rotary Club of Collie President Bob Greig said he was looking forward to seeing the gallery become a significant attraction for Collie and a central facility for our artists.

“The Collie Gallery Group is doing wonderful work in attaining an A class gallery and program,” said Mr Greig.

Rotarian Donna Davies holds the two new environmental monitoring instruments purchased through a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Collie.