Volunteer Museum Grants Round 2 Now Open

We are now accepting applications for two funding opportunities from the 2021 Volunteer Museum Grant Program: Small Grants and Project Development Grants.

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Update Your Organisation’s Public Profile on Our New Website

We are asking all organisations listed under our ‘Places‘ section to review their public profiles and send us any appropriate updates.

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Interview with Tegan Anthes, Museum Advisor

Tegan Anthes is part of our Museum Advisor program, which connects organisations with industry professionals. Tegan uses her expertise in conservation to assist the museums and collecting organisations within the Lithgow Local Government.

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Interview with Anita Kumar, CEO of Early Start Discovery Space

Early Start Discovery Space, located at the University of Wollongong, is one of only a handful of museums in Australia dedicated to young audiences, and is the only one in the world based on a university campus. We interviewed CEO Anita Kumar to learn more.

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The National Trust Heritage Awards 2021 – Deadline Extended

The award celebrates outstanding practice in the field of heritage and is now in its 27th year.

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2020 Project Development and Small Grants Recipients Announced

M&G NSW would like to congratulate the successful applicants for our Project Development Grants and the second round of the Volunteer Museum Small Grants for 2020.

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Free Display Cases Available from the Australian Army Museum of NSW, Victoria Barracks

The Australian Army Museum of NSW has an array of showcases on offer for free. The showcases, which include a variety of free-standing displays of various heights and dimensions, were previously used at the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Call Out for Volunteer Board Members – May Gibbs Nutcote

Nutcote is seeking additional board members to join its board and is especially interested in applicants with experience in the fields of children’s education, marketing and finance, although those with other experience are encouraged to apply.

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Chau Chak Wing Museum opens

Sydney’s newest museum opens its doors to the public on 18 November.

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Powerhouse Parramatta Project Update

Infrastructure NSW has now reviewed all submissions received for the State Significant Development Application.  

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2020 Small Grants Round 1 Recipients Announced

Museums & Galleries of NSW would like to congratulate all the successful applicants in the first round of the Volunteer Museum Small Grants for 2020.

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The Western Sydney Powerhouse Community Alliance Launches

On Thursday 8 October, an Alliance of influential Western Sydney organisations and individuals announced their combined support of the Powerhouse Museum in Parramatta.

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