Museums & Galleries of NSW- COVID-19 – update

Federal Government call for the closure of all Museums and Galleries
The latest prohibited activities and venues to apply from 25 March 2020, in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Jeremy Kruckel, Gallery Technical Officer, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Mentorship at the Art Gallery of NSW, 2019

Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program – now open

Provides travel and professional development opportunities for people who work or volunteer in the small-to-medium museum and gallery sector.

Weethalle Museum

Volunteer Museum Grants are open

We are now accepting applications for three funding opportunities from the 2020 Volunteer Museum Grant Program: Small Grants, Skills Development Grants and Leg Up Grants.

Gallery Grants – now open

Museums & Galleries of NSW gallery grants are now open to NSW public galleries. Funding is available for newly developed exhibitions through the Dobell Exhibition Grant and support for audience engagement activities is offered through the Audience Development Fund.

Engaging with Museums, Galleries and Keeping Places in the Time of Social Distancing

Although most museums, galleries and Aboriginal keep places are now closed due to COVID-19, there are still many ways to engage with them. Here is a list of online resources and activities to keep your cultural curiosity piqued.

Practical things you can do while your museum is closed due to COVID-19

Having a museum closed for an indefinite time provides an opportunity to catch up on some of those activities that can be difficult to do when a museum is open and focused on visitor needs.

MGNSW forums site

Forums website launched

In the last six months, Museums & Galleries of NSW has been exploring new ways to leverage our website to be more than a one-way vehicle for communication. The first stage of this process was the development of a Forum’s website.