2021 Round 1 Small Grants Recipients Announced

Museums & Galleries of NSW would like to congratulate the successful applicants for our Round 1 Small Grants for 2021.

In this round we received a large number of projects that focused on collection care and management, including new display equipment, storage materials and database software. Each project submitted in this round demonstrates the dedication and commitment the volunteers have for their museums.

The successful Small Grants Round 1 applicants were:

Quambi Schoolhouse & Stroud Courthouse Museum

$772.50 – To purchase museum quality archival storage material for a completed digitisation project of paper-based records.

Wollondilly Heritage Centre

$2,000 – To purchase a display case to house a new display on pandemics in Wollondilly.

Nowra Museum

$1,989- To replace an old chipboard, unlockable display cabinet with a new lockable cabinet which is impervious to moisture and mould.

Port Macquarie Museum

$1,719 – To purchase a display case for new and temporary exhibitions at the Port Macquarie Museum

Moruya Museum

$584 – To construct a purpose-built vertical storage rack for the Moruya Museum’s small collection of framed objects.

Leeton Museum and Art Gallery

$1,732 – To purchase mannequins to assist with displaying collection pieces at the museum, and to have available to other local museums in the Leeton Shire.

Gunnedah Rural Museum

$1,322.14 – To purchase a display case in order to display vintage wheat varieties breeding material and other associated wheat growing material from the Gunnedah area.

Wingham Museum

$949.50 – To upgrade the collections management software, Mosaic. The new version will be made available on the Society’s LAN network, providing greater volunteer access.

Riversdales House Museum

$2,000 – To produce facsimile copies of four sketchbooks of Emily Rose Twynam (1845-1910) for display at Riversdale, a heritage-listed house in the early colonial Regency style located in Goulburn, NSW.

Balranald Southern Cross

$2,000 – The project aims to engage the services of an experienced consultant to carry out the strategic planning process to develop a Strategic Plan for Balranald Southern Cross

Eryldene Historic House & Garden

$2,000 – To engage consultants to redevelop and redesign the Eryldene Trust website to greatly improve its functionality and increase accessibility to culturally and linguistically diverse local community, widening our diverse audiences.

Canowindra Historical Museum

$1,816.55 -To purchase storage materials for textile collection and photographs

Yaas and District Museum

$1,989 – Enhancement of website for greater flexibility and marketing opportunities. Specialised storage boxes for the textile collection.

If your volunteer-run museum is interested in applying for any of our grant programs, please contact Alice Norwood , Museum Coordinator by email at alicen@mgnsw.org.au or by phone 0411 742 665.

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


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