The Winners of NLAs Community Heritage Grants 2014

The Winners of NLAs Community Heritage Grants 2014

grant moneyThe National Library of Australia’s (NLA) Community Heritage Grants (GHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups Australia-wide.

The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The winners of the successful grant applications for 2014 have just been announced, and this year there   are 73 grants being awarded, totalling $386,577.

Congratulations to each and every winner. The money will be put to good use preserving a lot of history in various ways.

Australian Capital Territory

Organisation Amount Project
Manning Clark House

$7,270

Environmental control and collection storage consultation

New South Wales

Organisation Amount Project
(Administration of Norfolk Island) Norfolk Island Museum

$7,293

 Significance assessment
Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Collection Inc (Snowy Scheme Museum)

$4,000

Preservation needs assessment
Albury City Council – (Albury Regional Art Gallery)

$6,700

Preservation needs assessment of the Indigenous collection and care of photographs training
Coonamble Shire Council

$3,946

Archival storage materials for  the Neville Owen collection
Dean and Chapter Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle

$4,134

Significance assessment
dLux Media Arts Inc

$4,000

Significance assessment of dLux MediaArts archive
Fairfield City Library Service

$4,000

Significance assessment of the Fairfield City Library Local Studies collection
Liverpool City Library

$4,000

Preservation needs assessment of the Liverpool Heritage Library collection
National Art School

$13,612

Conservation activities on works in the NAS collection
National Institute of Dramatic Art

$4,000

 Significance assessment
National Rugby League Limited

$4,000

Significance assessment of the Rugby League Museum collection
Old Dubbo Gaol

$2,000

 Significance assessment
Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Ltd

$4,000

Significance Assessment of the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest collection
Pentecostal Heritage Centre

$5,644

Significance assessment and collection management training
Port Macquarie Historical Society Inc

$12,970

Conservation treatments
Randwick City Council

$4,000

Preservation needs assessment of La Perouse Museum collection
Royal Australian Historical Society

$4,000

Preservation needs assessment of the library collection
RSL LifeCare

$4,000

Significance assessment of RSL LifeCare War Museum collection
Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum Trust

$1,870

Archival storage materials
Tamworth Historical Society Inc

$4,400

Significance assessment of the King, Australian Agricultural Co and Peel River Land & Mineral Co collections
The City of Liverpool and District Historical Society Inc

$4,400

Preservation needs assessment
The Performance Space Ltd

$4,000

Preservation needs assessment of the archives
Tumut & District Historical Society Inc

$4,400

Preservation needs assessment

Northern Territory

Organisation Amount Project
Injalak Arts & Crafts Association Inc

$13,600

Significance assessment and preservation needs assessment of the Injalak Arts Community heritage collection of Gunbalanya and training
Ngaanyatjarra Media (Aboriginal Corporation)

$6,500

Significance assessment of the NG Media archive

Queensland

Organisation Amount Project
Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc

$13,030

Lit Sung Goong Decorative Panels conservation treatment
Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group Inc

$5,372

Preservation needs assessment of the Ration Shed Museum and training
Drug Arm Australasia

$4,000

Significance assessment of the Drug Arm Archive collection
Miles and District Historical Society Inc

$3,882

Preservation needs assessment of Miles Historical Village Museum collection
Queensland Maritime Museum Association

$4,000

 Significance assessment
The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane

$6,323

 Preservation needs assessment of the archives and collection management training
The Institution of Engineers Australia (Qld Division)

$2,386

Preservation needs assessment of the archives
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

$7,089

Preservation of the Embroidered Cloth, Menmuny Museum

South Australia

Organisation Amount Project
Coober Pedy Historical Society Inc

$5,500

Preservation needs assessment of the Coober Pedy Historical Society collection
District Council of Robe on behalf of the Robe Local History Group

$4,545

Significance assessment of the Robe History Collection
History Trust of South Australia(trading as History SA)

$9,826

Caring for collections training
History Trust of South Australia (trading as History SA)

$2,300

Digitisation for preservation and access training
John McDouall Stuart Society Inc

$4,400

Preservation needs assessment
Lutheran Archives

$12,300

Conservation activities and archival storage materials
Peterborough History Group SA Inc

$4,400

Preservation needs assessment of the Peterborough Times office and contents
Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc

$4,000

Significance assessment
St John Ambulance Aust SA Inc

$2,142

Archival storage materials

Tasmania

Organisation Amount Project
Friends of the Launceston Mechanics’ Institute Inc

$5,566

 Significance assessment
Furneaux Historical Research Association Inc

$6,292

 Training, conservation materials and data loggers
University of Tasmania

$4,000

 Significance assessment

Victoria

Organisation Amount Project
Australian Railway Historical Society Victorian Division Inc

$4,000

Significance assessment of the archive
Benalla Historical Society Inc

$5,060

Significance assessment
Bendigo Chinese Association Museum Inc

$5,000

Collection management software training
Burrinja Cultural Centre

$4,000

Significance Assessment of the McLeod Gift collection
Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

$6,369

 Archival storage materials and equipment
Dandenong Ranges Music Council Inc

$4,000

Significance assessment of the music collection
Deaf Children Australia

$4,000

 Significance assessment
Emerald Museum

$4,400

Significance assessment of the Nobelius collection
Gippstown Reserve Board of Management

$4,000

Preservation needs assessment of the Dr. J.M. Andrew and Andrew Family collection
Ken Lawrence Foundation [trading as the KenDon Museum]

$13,475

Purchase and installation of shelving
Knox Historical Society Inc

$2,000

Assessing significance training
Mission to Seafarers Victoria

$4,530

Preservation needs assessment
Museum of Indonesian Arts Inc

$4,400

Significance assessment of MIA collection
Open Channel Co-operative Ltd

$4,000

Significance assessment
Robert O’Hara Burke Memorial Museum

$13,500

Conservation of the Burke Museum’s terrestrial globe
Royal Historical Society of Victoria

$4,000

Significance assessment of the manuscript collection
Sovereign Hill Museums Association

$4,000

Significance assessment
Student Community Television (RMITV)

$4,400

Significance assessment of RMITV tapes
Tennis Australia

$4,000

Significance assessment of the heritage collections
The Jewish Museum of Australia

$4,000

Preservation needs assessment
Warragul and District Historical Society

$4,400

Significance assessment

Western Australia

Organisation Amount Project
Bus Preservation Society of Western Australia Inc

$4,000

Preservation needs assessment
Fremantle History Society Inc

$4,400

Significance assessment for Deckchair Theatre archives
JewishCare WA Inc

$4,000

Preservation needs assessment of the archives
Shire of Leonora

$5,200

Compactus for the Gwalia Ghost Town & Museum archive collection
Swan Guildford Historical Society Inc

$5,000

Shelving and archival storage materials
The Perth Diocesan Trustees

$2,351

Archival storage materials

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