2023 Project Development and Small Grants Recipients Announced

Museums & Galleries of NSW would like to congratulate the successful applicants for our Project Development Grants and the second round of the Volunteer Museum Small Grants for 2023.

As always, we have a wide range of projects this round demonstrating once again the commitment of our volunteer museums to museum best practice as well as their imagination and innovation in caring for their collections and their visitors. In particular, this round we had a large number of projects focused on digitisation, exhibition development, policy development, as well as many focused on protecting their collection with archival storage solutions.

The successful Project Development Grant applicants were:

Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum
$5,940 – To produce a virtual tour experience of Rocky Hill War Memorial Tower to be available on-site and online.

Miss Porter’s House Museum
$7,115 – To engage two conservation experts to conserve and preserve parts of the Miss Porter’s House Collection.

Woolpack Inn Museum
$4,537 – To engage, develop and produce multiple forms of signage enhance visitor experience and bring focus and understanding to our collection

Land of the Beardies History House Museum & Research Centre
$6,922 – To digitise original & framed photo ‘pioneer’ portrait (c.1870s on) collection.

City of Penrith RSL Military History Museum
$6,300 – To engage a consultant to facilitate the development of a Strategic Plan

Eugowra Historical Museum & Bushranger Centre
$7,000 – To review and update museum policies.

The successful Small Grant applicants were:

Tumut & District Historical Society Museum
$1,434 –To set up a new storage room with shelving and archival storage boxes

Hunter Warbirds Museum
$2,000 – To construct a display case to exhibit the wreckage of Spitfire X4009, the aircraft of Australian Battle of Britain fighter ace, Flight Lieutenant Paterson Hughes DFC, to educate the community.

Tinonee Historical Museum
$651 – To purchase archival tissue and boxes to preserve their linen, embroidery and textile collection.

Old Mine Surgery Museum
$1,564 – to purchase storage and archival materials.

Wingham Museum
$1,758 – To purchase photographic equipment

Glenalvon House
$1,871 – To purchase archival storage materials for photographic and archival collections.

If your volunteer-run museum is interested in applying for any of our grant programs, please contact Alice Norwood, Museum Programs & Collections Coordinator, by email at alicen@mgnsw.org.au or by phone 0411742665

‘The Grant Programs have been a life saver for Kangaroo Valley Historical Society and the Museum.’ Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Museum, Christine Murphy

The Volunteer Museum Grant Program is a Create NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.