Cultural managements

Prime Minister of Tasmania – Funding to support valuable Tasmanian cultural heritage collections

December 28, 2021

Elise Archer, Minister of Arts

The Government of Tasmania strongly supports Tasmania’s vibrant cultural heritage sector and the important work it does to share our stories and attract visitors to our regions.

Arts Tasmania’s latest rounds of funding for cultural heritage organizations will see $ 465,000 in grants distributed to 11 museums, collections and galleries across the state to enable the implementation of diverse and exciting activities in 2022-2023 .

Supported activities include:

  • multi-year funding of $ 80,000 per year (2022-2023 and 2023-24) for the Central Coast Council for the operations of the new Ulverstone Museum and Art Gallery in Northwest Tasmania;
  • funding for the Wool Center Museum in Ross to employ a museum official to assist in the effective management of its collection, while also helping to carry out a range of community engagement activities in 2022-2023;
  • funding of $ 4,513 to allow the Galley Museum to develop a publication that presents the photographs included in its diverse collection; and
  • multi-year funding from the Narryna Heritage Museum at Battery Point to deliver a range of programs that encourage and strengthen public engagement through the creation of contemporary works that address important elements of the collection.

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

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

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