Unveiling quirky charm - The Keeper: Collectors and their Collections

Published 29 May 2024

Pez dispenser collection

Step into the weird and wonderful world of collectors as City of Moreton Bay opens local treasure troves of eccentricities with the latest exhibition The Keeper: Collectors and their Collections, on display at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum this June.

Mayor Peter Flannery said: “Since putting the call out to our community to display their collections, we’ve discovered that Moreton Bay has many more hidden gems than we thought possible.

“My personal favourite is the out-of-this-world PEZ dispenser collection featuring over 1,000 quirky candy dispensers from all around the world.

“Carrie Fisher once said, ‘You’re not famous until you’re a PEZ dispenser’, and this collection is a testament to that with a collection that spans Star Wars, Disney, The Muppets, and heaps more.

“Dolly Parton fans will be ready to break the 9-5 for a collection of over 50 memorabilia items, including Dollywood relics, vintage movie posters, rare records and more.

“History buffs will be mesmerised by a unique collection of historical Chinese paintings and stone rubbings from the Mao era that have been saved from destruction.

“And for the thrifters, we’ve got you covered with a wardrobe straight from the past! Gloves, handbags, lapel pins - you name it, we’ve got it.

“That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Moreton Bay’s collecting community is all here, laid out for us to be amazed by these unique treasures.”

Mark your calendars and get ready to be wowed as The Keeper: Collectors and their Collections comes to Pine Rivers Heritage Museum from 5 June to 12 August 2024.

Want to start your own wacky collection? Book your spot here to learn from a heritage conservation expert on 15 June from 11 am.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the weird and wackiest of Moreton Bay’s collections!

For more information and exhibition hours, please visit The Keeper: Collectors and their collections - Moreton Bay Galleries & Museums