56 Community Groups Share in $355,000 in Australian Heritage Grants

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

In 2017, 56 grants were awarded, totalling $355,560, and were divided as follows …

 

Organisation Project Amount
Australian National Museum of Education Purchase of archival storage materials $2,570
Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra Preservation needs assessment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art & Artefact Collection $4,500

New South Wales

Organisation Project Amount
Albury City Council – Albury Library Museum Conservation treatment of Uiver Collection items $4,230
Albury City Council – Albury Library Museum Integrated Pest Management Workshop $5,200
Broken Hill City Council Conservation, Handling and Care of Collections Workshop $11,690
Campbelltown City Council Library Paper Conservation Workshop $2,700
Corowa District Historical Society Preservation needs assessment of the Federation Museum Collection $5,150
Eden Killer Whale Museum Preservation needs assessment of the collection $4,500
Flying Fruit Fly Circus Foundation Purchase of archival storage equipment and materials for re-housing the archives $6,460
National Institute of Dramatic Art Digitisation of the Archives’ historic transparencies $12,000
National Trust of Australia (NSW) Three Integrated Pest Management Training Workshops $4,770
Royal Far West Significance assessment of the Archive Collection $4,500
S.H. Ervin Gallery Purchase of environmental monitoring equipment $13,630
Slim Dusty Museum Trust Fund Purchase of cataloguing software $4,700
Trustee For The Salvation Army (NSW) Property Trust Significance assessment of the Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory Heritage Centre collection $4,500
Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Bathurst Significance assessment of the collection $4,500
Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust on Behalf of Uniting NSW.ACT Preservation needs assessment of the Historical Archives Collection $4,500

Northern Territory

Organisation Amount Project
Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation Significance assessment of the Djomi Museum Collection $9,330
Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Inc Preservation needs assessment of the Yirrkala Museum Collection $7,440
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Associations Significance assessment of the Video Library Collection $6,630
Finke River Mission Preservation needs assessment of the Hermannsburg Water Colour Collection $6,270
Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation Significance assessment of the Papunya Luritja Archive Collection $6,610

Queensland

Organisation Amount Project
Burke Shire Council Two Collection Care Workshops $13,080
Mareeba Heritage Centre Inc Preservation needs assessment of the collection $5,970
Museum and Gallery Services Queensland Ltd Skills Development Workshop Series in Collection Care and Management, Significance and Disaster Preparedness (Greater Brisbane Region) $9,580
Queensland Maritime Museum Association Ltd Purchase of archival storage equipment and materials $13,540
The Queensland Women’s Historical Association Preservation needs assessment of the collection $4,950
University of Queensland – Anthropology Museum Preservation needs assessment of the Museum’s Photographic Collection $4,500

South Australia

Organisation Amount Project
Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia Inc Two Disaster Preparedness Workshops $3,040
History Trust of South Australia Two Making Digital Collections Accessible Workshops $4,540
Peterborough History Group SA Inc Digitisation and archival storage for the Peterborough Times Printing Office Collection Stage II $12,260

Tasmania

Organisation Amount Project
Maritime Museum of Tasmania Inc Preservation needs assessment of the collection $4,500
Military Heritage Foundation of Tasmania Preservation needs assessment of the Army Museum of Tasmania Collection $4,950
Narryna Heritage Museum Inc Purchase of archival storage materials for the Costume Collection $15,000
Roman Catholic Trust Corporation of the Archdiocese of Hobart Preservation needs assessment of the Achives and Heritage Collection $4,500
University of Tasmania Purchase of archival storage materials and digitisation of the photographic collection $13,630
West Tamar Council Preservation needs assessment of the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre Collection $4,560

Victoria

Organisation Amount Project
City of Ballarat Significance assessment of the Historic Town Hall Collection $4,500
Civil Aviation Historical Society Inc Significance assessment of the Archives and Airways Museum Collection $4,950
Freemasons Victoria Preservation needs assessment of the collection $4,500
Jewish Holocaust Centre Significance assessment of the collection $4,500
Kew Historical Society Inc Significance assessment of the collection $4,500
Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) Significance assessment of the Heritage Collection $4,500
Royal United Services Institute of Victoria Preservation needs assessment of the Library Collection $4,950
Shrine of Remembrance Significance assessment of the collection $4,500

Western Australia

Organisation Amount Project
Berndt Museum of Anthropology Preservation needs assessment of the Museum’s Archive Collection $4,500
Community Group of Greenough Inc Preservation needs assessment of the collection $5,660
Cunderdin Museum Significance assessment of the collection $4,500
Eastern Goldfields Historical Society Inc Archival storage of the photographic collection $1,200
Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation Preservation needs assessment of the collection $7,440
Murdoch University Significance assessment of the Library Science Fiction Collection $4,500
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum Inc Preservation needs assessment of the Museum Collection $5,290
Royal Western Australian Historical Society Inc Preservation needs assessment of the Costume Collection $4,500
Shire of Manjimup Preservation needs assessment of the Energy Collection $4,500
Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation Conservation treatment of the Warmun Community Collection priority items $13,530
Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Inc Digitisation of historic Harry Whittington (OAM) and WISALTS Collection records $8,060

Congratulations to everyone who was awarded a grant. It’s great to see the variety of groups involved, and it’s wonderful to know that so much more history will be preserved thanks to the grant money.

If your group or organisation applied for a grant but missed out this year (or didn’t apply), be sure to keep an eye out for the next round in 2018.

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