Congratulations to Volunteer Museum Small Grants recipients

UNE Museum of Antiquities volunteers

Volunteers photographing the collection at UNE Museum of Antiquities, small grant recipients 2016.

Museums & Galleries of NSW would like to congratulate all the successful applicants in the first round of the Volunteer Museum Small Grants for 2017. 

Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered. Small Grants are open to museums and Aboriginal Cultural Centres (with artefact collections and displays) with up to two full time paid staff members as well as museum networks such as Museums Australia Chapters.

The assessors were impressed with the overall quality of the applications this round, with many receiving very high scores in all the criteria. This year's recipients feature a wide range of projects covering collection managment, technological equipment, exhibition devleopment and display. There were 13 successful applicants this round, with $20,509.88 being awarded.

The funding will support the work of 450 volunteers in 12 Council areas in 9 regions of NSW.

The successful applicants were:

  • Australian Golf Heritage Museum – Collection management system licence
  • City of Canada Bay Museum – Mannequins and archival boxes
  • Dobell House – Purpose built showcase
  • Gloucester Folk Museum – Hanging system and storage material for photos and maps
  • Harper’s Mansion - Blinds to protect collection items on display from light
  • Henry Kendall Cottage and Museum - Exhibition panels and hanging system
  • Jervis Bay Maritime Museum – Wet & dry vacuum cleaner and material to better house paper items and cassettes
  • Mid North Coast Maritime Museum – A purpose built showcase
  • The Mining Museum at Richmond Vale Railway Museum – New gallery hanging system
  • New Italy Museum – AV equipment to enhance displays
  • Port Macquarie Museum – New showcase
  • Sketchley Pioneer Cottage and Museum – Archival boxes and acid free tissue
  • Wyalong Museum – New mannequins and a workshop on display techniques


Find out more about Volunteer Museum Grants


The Volunteer Museum Grant Program is a Create NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW (M&G NSW) on behalf of the NSW Government.  

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Dobell House

Hunter Region

Gloucester Folk Museum

Hunter Region

Harper's Mansion

Southern Highlands and Tablelands

New Italy Museum

Northern Rivers

Port Macquarie Museum

Mid-North Coast

Wyalong Museum


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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