Volunteer Museum Grants announced

The round two assessment of our Volunteer Museum Grants has been finalised and we are pleased to announce the recipients.

A wide range of small projects were again funded, including (but not limited to) projects focused on collections care and management, the enhancement of exhibition displays and development of promotional materials. In particular,  funded projects included interpretive panels for exhibitions, conservation of collection items, development of audio-visual content and projects associated with the digital documentation of collections.

The successful applicants for M&G NSW’s second round of Small Grants were:

  • Australian Scout Museum, $1,466.10: Promotional Material for the Australian Scout Museum
  • Culcairn Station House Museum, $540: Interpretive Panel Development
  • Dobell House, $630: Provision of acrylic covers for Dobell’s painting workstation
  • Fort Scratchley Museum, $1,899.36 :Provide Electronic Tablets for Museum Guides
  • Moruya Museum, $1,799: Preventative Conservation of the Moruya Museum’s Collection
  • Museum of Clothing, $1,800: Identify and preserve 20th century furs
  • NSW Lancers Memorial Museum, $405: Purchase polyweld pouches for new collection items
  • Richmond Vale Railway Museum, $1,965: Purchase of Collection Management Software
  • Scone Museum, $850: Conservation and Mounting of Sampler
  • Tamworth Powerstation Museum, $1,950: Development of Audio-Visual Content for the Tamworth Powerstation Museum.
  • Wollondilly Heritage Centre, $1,977: New Cabinets and Shelving

Successful Project Development grant applications were also varied focusing on initiatives that facilitated the development of strategic plans and significance assessment reports, as well as projects that involved the development of education kits and online exhibitions.

The successful applicants of M&G NSW’s Project Development grants for 2018 were:

  • Narrandera Parkside Cottage Museum, $5,899: Significance Assessment of Collection
  • Port Macquarie Museum, $6,774: Tourist’s Paradise, an online exhibition
  • Queanbeyan and District Historical Museum, $7,500: Development of an Education Kit
  • Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum, $5,000: Development of a Strategic Plan
  • West Wallsend Heritage Museum, $4,400: Development of a Strategic Plan
  • The Woodford Academy, National Trust (NSW), $4,930: Significance Assessment of Collection

M&G NSW would like to thank all applicants for the time and effort they took in preparing their funding applications and encourage them to apply for future opportunities in 2019.

Round One of the 2019 Volunteer Museum Grants are now open 

If your volunteer-run museum is interested in applying for Small Grants, Skills Development or Leg Up Grants, please contact Jordan Cavanough, Museum Programs & Collections Coordinator by email at jordanc@mgnsw.org.au or by phone 02 9339 9913.

Find out more about the Volunteer Museum Grant program


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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