New showcase at Port Macquarie Museum, funded by an M&G NSW Small Grant in 2015.
The recipients of the 2016 Round One Small Grant funding have been finalised and we are very happy to announce the winners.
A wide range of projects were funded demonstrating that our volunteer-run museums are always thinking of ways to develop their collections, facilities and, of course, the visitor experience. This year’s projects include display cases that enable visitors to view the collections better as well as keeping the objects safe, audio equipment to increase interactivity and interpretive labels that give readable, informative descriptions of the collection.
Projects from 2015 that have been successfully completed include; the Gondwana Coast Fossil House who were awarded a grant to print professional object labels and thematic panels for their brand new exhibition space in Ulladulla; and Gerringong Historical Museum was awarded a grant to bring in internationally regarded consultant Roslyn Russell to assess the significance of their collection.
We look forward to seeing what will be achieved with the 2016 funding.
2016 Small Grants – Up to $2000
- Alison Homestead (Wyong) for their project Purchase of a picture hanging system
- Batlow Museum – On the Shelf: storing the Batlow Museum collection
- Bermagui Museum – Interpretive wall display panels
- Greens Gunyah Museum – Purchase of conservation materials for collection storage
- Land of Beardies History House Museum and Research Centre – Purchase of storage materials
- Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park – Small artefacts storage
- Nyngan Museum – Rehousing of vintage dolls and toys and early century handwritten ledgers
- Old School Museum (Merimbula) – Dehumidifier for museum space in school room
- Port Macquarie Museum – Picture safe
- Scone Museum – World War I display case
- Sulphide Street Railway and Heritage Museum – Look & learn
- Taralga Historical Society Museum – Supply and installation of audio equipment for interpretive displays