VOLUNTEER MUSEUMS GET A HELPING HAND
Member for Bega Andrew Constance has today announced that two Volunteer Museums will receive a share of $8,345 from the NSW Government to assist strategic planning and the upgrading of exhibition and collection resources.
Mr Constance said the Old Courthouse Museum in Batemans Bay would receive $6,635 towards a significance assessment to provide insight into the maritime, economic, commercial, industrial, agricultural and social development of the South East coastal townships and inland Tablelands in the late 19th Century.
“The Moruya Museum will receive $1,710 to assist in the migration of all collection data to an online data management system.
“Our volunteer museums and keeping places – and the enthusiasts who staff them - keep alive our stories and community identity, and this is invaluable support helping them in their professional development,” said Mr Constance.
Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the government is committed to providing the support our museums to provide quality exhibitions for the public to enjoy.
“This vital support helps museums assess and preserve their collections and carry out strategic projects that build capacity and skills development within museums.”
“The NSW Government is also assisting volunteer museums with their essential short term needs of new display materials and shelving, sound systems and storage facilities, collection photography and exhibition development”.
“The NSW Government is proud to support the arts and cultural activity of regional NSW, which is a priority area of investment under our 10-year policy framework, Create in NSW.”
The Volunteer Museum Project Development Grants and the Volunteer Museum Small Grants are Arts NSW funding programs administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. Media Release