Tasmania Premier – Funding to support the valuable collections of Tasmania’s cultural heritage

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December 28, 2021

Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts

The Tasmanian government is a strong supporter of Tasmania’s vibrant cultural heritage sector and its vital work of sharing our stories and attracting visitors to our regions.

Arts Tasmania’s most recent rounds of funding for cultural heritage organizations will distribute $ 465,000 grants to 11 museums, collections and galleries across the state to enable diverse and exciting activities to be carried out in 2022-23.

Activities supported include:

  • multi-year funding of $ 80,000 per year (2022-23 and 2023-24) for the Central Coast Council to operate the newly developed Ulverstone Museum and Art Gallery in North West Tasmania;
  • Funding the Wool Center Museum in Ross to hire a museum officer to help effectively manage its collection while helping deliver a range of community engagement activities over 2022-23;
  • Funding of US $ 4,513 to enable the Galley Museum to develop a publication showcasing the photographs from its diverse collection; and
  • multi-year funding for the Narryna Heritage Museum at Battery Point to provide a range of programs that encourage and enhance public engagement by creating contemporary works that address significant items within the collection.

In addition to funding, 11 organizations will receive a total of 105 days of professional support through the Roving Curator Program in 2022.

This will help them develop the skills of their key staff, including their many invaluable volunteers.

Further information can be found at https://www.arts.tas.gov.au/grants_and_loans/past_decisions_2021

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