26 January 2018
Minister for the Arts
Support for cultural heritage
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to strategic investment to support and grow the arts and heritage sectors at a grassroots level in Tasmania.
As part of this commitment we are providing $493,650 through Arts Tasmania’s Cultural Heritage Program to assist small museums, galleries and organisations with collections in best management practices, preservation and how to engage the public.
A total of 17 organisations will receive funding through grants or time with Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curators - who work with staff and volunteers of small museums in areas such as collection management, development of museum policy or skills development.
Recipients for 2018-19 include:
- West Coast Heritage Limited: West Coast Heritage Centre - $148,000 to support its annual program;
- Narryna Heritage Museum Incorporated - $45,000 to support the annual program of the Narryna Heritage Museum;
- Burnie City Council: Burnie Regional Art Gallery and Burnie Regional Museum - $107,000 in 2018-19 as part of a four-year funding commitment to 2020-21, to support programs at the gallery and museum;
- The Tasmanian Wool Centre - $28,900 and five days of Roving Curator time towards ongoing collection care and management, and implementing the museum’s interpretation plan; and
- The King Island Museum (King Island Council) - $1095 and seven days of Roving Curator time towards a collection management project.
For a full list of recipients visit: www.arts.tas.gov.au/recipients
For more information on the program visit: www.arts.tas.gov.au/culturalheritage
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