The Rewards of Risk

Harlan Hall, Volunteer at Berrima District Museum

Harlan Hall has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked within the cultural sector and has been an active committee member with the NSW Ministry for the Arts, Grants Council (Trade & Investment Arts NSW) and Wingecarribee Shire Council, Arts & Culture Committee. Career highlights include being involved in the restoration of the James Craig, the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (Powerhouse Museum) and General Manager, Sydney Maritime Museum (Sydney Heritage Fleet). Harlan has been a project manager for as long as he can remember.

Berrima District Museum was the recipient of an Arts NSW Capital Grant in 2013 and was acknowledged with an M&G Imagine Award in 2009 for the nationally significant exhibition, Prisoners in Arcady.


Access to Funding 2014 presentation

Harlan Hall uses basic business principles to write successful proposals. In this presentation he discusses how he approaches a grant proposal with winning in mind. The Berrima Museum’s goal is to increase its visitation by improving its facilities and attraction. It will achieve this with a new exhibition building and space for the Southern Highlands Anzac Centenary Exhibition, opening in 2015.

Without risk there is little gain; Harlan’s story is about the rewards of risk in two acts; it is currently in the interval, and he is still writing act two.


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