Building Improvement

  • Work being carried out on the roof of Yamba Museum - The Story House

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    Yamba Museum - The Story House

    Yamba Museum applied for funding to install a building blanket. Temperatures inside the museum have been noticeably more stable since the work was completed.

  • Work being carried out on the roof of Port Macquarie Museum.

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    Port Macquarie Museum

    Work being carried out on the roof of Port Macquarie Museum. The Museum successfully applied for funding for these works in 2014, following on from recommendations in a 2013 Building ...

  • New ramp for Griffith Regional Art Gallery

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    Griffith Regional Art Gallery

    Griffith Regional Art Gallery received a grant to improve access to the Gallery. This involved widening the footpath and building a concrete ramp up to the entrance of the building ...

  • Old Courthouse Museum, Batemans Bay

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    Old Courthouse Museum

    The Old Courthouse Museum in Batemans Bay underwent a building and environmental assessment.

  • Stoke Stable Museum, Carcoar

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    Stoke Stable Museum

    The Stoke Stable Museum in Carcoar underwent a building and environmental assessment.

THE MUSEUM AND GALLERY BUILDING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IS CLOSED. IT WILL REOPEN IN JUNE 2018.

  

How well does your museum or gallery building perform in terms of collection care, environmental sustainability and visitor access? 

M&G NSW has funding to provide for professional assessment of small to medium museum and gallery buildings in NSW.

 

You do not have to be in a heritage building! Any public museum or gallery with 15 or fewer staff can apply (see the Guidelines for eligibility details)

 

Building assessments will focus on the environmental performance of the building, reporting on:

  • The condition of the building fabric;
  • Energy efficiency of the building;
  • The stability of internal environmental conditions;
  • The need for, or impact of, air-conditioning and lighting systems on the building environment;
  • Relevant building regulations that need to be adhered to when considering modifications;   
  • Compliance with the National Construction Code requirements for access and egress. 

 

Previous recipients of a building assessment (or those already holding an equivalent report) may apply for:

  • Building modifications or repairs

 

Building Assessment Reports: Commissioned by M&G NSW.

Grant Amount: Up to $15,000 for Building works.

Closing: Midnight, Sunday 13 August 2017

 

TO APPLY: 

If you are applying for a Building Assessment you can download the Application Form from this page.  We highly recommend that you contact the Museum Programs and Collections team to discuss your eligibility and other issues.

If you are applying for Building Works you will need to contact the Museum Programs and Collections team.  If your project fits our funding guidelines, we will email you an Application Form.

 

Please read the 2017 Guidelines before applying for this grant.

 

Need more information? Contact the Museum Programs and Collections Coordinator

 


GUIDELINES

 


BUILDING ASSESSMENT REPORT APPLICATION FORM

  


APPLICATIONS FOR BUILDING WORKS CAN BE ACCESSED BY CONTACTING THE MUSEUM PROGRAMS AND COLLECTIONS TEAM

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Building Improvement Program does not fund air conditioning units and no longer funds the purchase of new lighting systems.

 

 


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MUSEUM AND GALLERY BUILDING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM GRANT RECIPIENTS

   


 

The Museum and Gallery Building Improvement Program is a devolved funding program supported by the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage and the Heritage Council of NSW, administered by Museum & Galleries of NSW (M&G NSW) on behalf of the NSW Government.

 

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Museums & Galleries of NSW helps small-medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres create exciting experiences for visitors and, through this, thriving local NSW communities. We don't run museums, galleries and cultural centres but we care about those who do. We develop their skills, connect them with others in the industry, provide funding, point visitors their way, and give them access to ground-breaking exhibitions.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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