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Support announced for Tasmanian museums and collections

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Stained Glass Roundel from the collection of the St John’s Church, Launceston, Photo: Veronica MacnoThe many small museums, galleries and collections across Tasmania play an important role as custodians of the inspiring stories of our local communities.

At Arts Tasmania we were pleased to provide support to small museums and community-based collections through our Roving Curator program and the Lynne Stacpoole Caring for your Collection grants for 2019.

Eleven small museums and collections around Tasmania will receive support through the latest round of Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curator program.

The Roving Curators, who are skilled museum and cultural heritage professionals, will spend more than 95 days in 2019 working with community and volunteer-focussed organisations on a variety collection management and conservation projects.

The Roving Curators will support Derby Community Development Association, which operates the Derby Schoolhouse Museum in Tasmania’s North-East, to develop their collection management skills and prepare for the Museum’s proposed expansion.

Other organisations to receive support in this round include the Wynyard RSL Sub-Branch, the Mawson’s Huts Foundation and the Derwent Valley Railway Preservation Society Inc.

Two further organisations are also continuing with the Roving Curators on two-year projects that were supported in the previous round.

Recipients of the 2019 Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection Grants will share in funding of more than $3 500 to purchase essential capital items to preserve or display their collections.

The grants are offered by Arts Tasmania in partnership with Mrs Lynne Stacpoole.

The three organisations to receive support through the latest round are the Collection of Medical Artefacts Tasmania, the Launceston RSL Sub-branch and the Furneaux Historical Research Association Inc.

For a full list of recipients please visit www.arts.tas.gov.au/funding_decisions

Image: Stained Glass Roundel from the collection of the St John’s Church, Launceston, Photo: Veronica Macno