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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Engaging with Museums, Galleries and Keeping Places in the Time of Social Distancing

Although most museums, galleries and Aboriginal keeping places are now closed due to COVID-19, there are still many ways to engage with them. Here is a list of online resources and activities to keep your cultural curiosity piqued. Last updated 14 August

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Sustainable Collections Program making strides in Orange

A small group of dedicated volunteers have been working since 2013 on a collection documentation project.

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New Home for the Australian Railway Historical Society NSW

The new home of the Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW) consolidates its archives, research space, book shop and office inside a newly renovated, light-filled space.

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Nominations open for 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for the 14th annual NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards, one of the largest celebrations of volunteering in Australia.

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Behind the Scenes with Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

An interview with Myf Thompson about the extensive behind the scenes work undertaken at Batemans Bay Heritage Museum during the COVID-19 closure.

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Planning to re-open

We have compiled this comprehensive resource for museums and galleries planning to re-open to the public. Whilst the NSW Government has stated that museums, galleries and libraries may open as of 1 June 2020, there are still several important precautions that must be taken to ensure that staff, volunteers and visitors are COVID safe.

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Letter template for your local MP

We have put together a template for a letter to your local MP outlining the impact of the closures on museum finances.

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Practical things you can do while your museum is closed due to COVID-19

Having a museum closed for an indefinite time provides an opportunity to catch up on some of those activities that can be difficult to do when a museum is open and focused on visitor needs.

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Engaging with the void

In conjunction with UTS Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, M&G NSW is currently touring Void to eight locations across the country that will engage with the philosophy of the void explored by curator Emily McDaniel and the artists in this show by creating spaces for conversation and opportunities for education.

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