Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Preservation Ale with Katrina Ross

As part of the move of the Sydney Cove Collection at QVMAG, sudden inspiration struck! What if the contents of the 220 year-old intact beer bottles found on the wreck were still viable? Working with scientists and commercial operators, QVMAG curators brewed the yeast found in the wrecks’s bottles to make Preservation Ale.

Join us on November 8 at 7 pm to hear from Katrina Ross about the fascinating process of making this beer a reality.

Katrina Ross is a History Collection Officer at QVMAG and the Project Historian for the Sydney Cove Collection. She has a first class Honours degree in History from UTAS and has particular interests in environmental history and national identity. Katrina’s past roles include the QVMAG Friends & Volunteer Coordinator and History lecturer & tutor at UTAS. She is on the executive committee for Museums Galleries Australia TAS branch and is the treasurer for the MGA Emerging Professionals National Network. Katrina is currently working on an exhibition on QVMAG’s extensive ship model collection.

Image Credit: QVMAG