Community Heritage Grants – now open

Provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as museums, galleries, libraries, archives, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups.

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Training in Mukurtu for ACHAA

Members of the Aboriginal Culture, Heritage & Arts Association are at the half way point in a series of online training workshops in Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too) the open source Content Management System built with First Nations communities in mind.

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The Regional and Public Galleries Association of NSW elects a new Executive Committee

Members of RPG NSW recently met to elect a new Executive Committee.

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Fellowship, Mentorship and Volunteer Placement Program – now open

Travel and professional development opportunities for people who work or volunteer in the small-to-medium museums and galleries.

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M&G NSW’s Let’s Get Digital project receives funding from Create NSW

M&G NSW is pleased to announce that we have received funding from Create NSW, as part of their Arts Restart scheme, to undertake a new project: Let’s Get Digital. The project will fund 15 new digital projects at museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

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Insights into the Tarella Collection with Curator Linsi Braith

Situated in Wentworth Falls, Tarella Cottage was originally built in 1890 as a holiday cottage, and now serves as a museum and research centre for the Blue Mountains Historical Society. We interviewed curator Linsi Braith to find out more about the museum and its collection.

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Oaks Historical Society receive Australia Day award for Local Community Group of the Year

The Oaks Historical Society recently received the Australia Day Local Community Group of the Year award for their School Education Program. We spoke to Bev Batros, who coordinates the program.

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Cleverman at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre, interview with Alison Williams

Summer blockbusters are a staple of major institutions and even some regional centres. So why shouldn’t Aboriginal Cultural Centres get in on the act too? Steve Miller asked Wadjar Creative Director Alison Williams of Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre what happened when she decided to stage Cleverman, based on the popular ABC-TV series.

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Volunteer Museum Grants are open

M&G NSW is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for three grants from the Volunteer Museum Grant Program for 2021. Funded by Create NSW, these grants are designed to provide assistance to volunteer community museums and Aboriginal cultural centres in NSW.

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Suspended Moment: The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship receives $92,737 for national tour

The exhibition tour, produced collaboratively by Carriageworks and M&G NSW, with will feature past works by the pioneering Italian-Australian artist alongside newly commissioned works by Giselle Stanborough, Frances Barrett and Sally Rees.

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Arlo Mountford Deep Revolt – Last Chance to See

Don’t miss the unique and intriguing Arlo Mountford Deep Revolt before we bid farewell to its national tour on 5 February 2021. The exhibition showcases 15 years of Mountford’s practice with large-scale video installations, kinetic sculptures and animations and travelled to six venues across Australia.

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Brett Adlington to be Museums & Galleries of NSW new CEO

The board of Museums & Galleries of NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Adlington as the Chief Executive Officer of M&G NSW.

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Standards Call Out 2021

This program helps small to medium museums manage their organisations, engage with the community and care for their collections.

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Maintaining COVID-19 Best Practices

As almost a whole year has passed since the first COVID-19 cases were identified in Australia, people may be feeling complacent. However, it's important that museums and galleries continue to lead by example by maintaining best practices.

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Audience Development Fund recipients for 2020

We are pleased to announce the funding of five projects targeting and developing new audiences, through the Audience Development Fund.

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Interview – Craig Barker, Chau Chak Wing Museum

We recently visited the newly opened Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney and spoke with Craig Barker, Manager of Education and Public Programs.

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Victorian Collections online portal launched

An online trove of Victoria’s cultural and historical collections has been launched, connecting the public with thousands of rare and precious items to collectively tell the story of Victoria.

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Free ERCO light fittings from Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is generously offering light fittings to a new home. 

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Community Heritage Grants 2020 announced

A number of museums and galleries in NSW have been successful in this year’s Community Heritage Grants.

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After a $57.5 Million Transformation, the Australian Museum Reopens to the Public

In addition to revealing 3,000sqm of new public space, the Museum announced free general entry for the public and its carbon neutral certification.

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