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Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection 2015

The funds for this program were generously donated to Arts Tasmania by former Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board member, and past chair of the Small Museums and Collections Panel, Mrs Lynne Stacpoole.

Feedback from the assessment panel

The Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection funding round was highly competitive, and the panel faced a difficult decision in determining the successful applications.

The panel strongly encouraged future applicants to speak to a Program Officer before making an application. They also encouraged future applicants to speak to a Roving Curator about the purpose and nature of the assets being requested. Roving Curators can provide advice on best practice, and therefore the best type of assets to purchase. They can also provide advice on care and handling issues that may arise when assets are purchased, such as advice on how to store particular types of objects.

Grants

The following organisations have received funding through the Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection 2015 program.

Central Coast Council: Ulverstone History Museum
$1 000
This grant will support the purchase of a data projector, which will assist the museum to share images from its collection with the public.

Launceston Tramway Museum Society Inc: Launceston Tramway Museum
$1 000
This grant will allow the purchase of blinds to protect the collection from light damage, a requirement identified in the museum’s preservation needs assessment.

Friends of the Launceston Mechanics' Institute
$1 000
The Friends of the Launceston Mechanics’ Institute will use this grant to purchase an upright glass display cabinet, which will allow them to show more objects from their collection to the public.