Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

26 January 2018

Elise Archer, 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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