March 28, 2012

How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow at Orange Regional Gallery

Last week was filled with busy preparation for the launch of our new touring exhibition, How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow. Opening at Orange Regional Gallery on Friday 23 March, the exhibition features the works of six contemporary Australian artists and collaborative partnerships who are all past recipients of the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship for emerging artists, presenting their early works alongside recent projects to exemplify how an artist's practice develops over time through research, experimentation and refinement.

March 23, 2012

Australian Heritage Week 2012

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities is pleased to advise that a new Australian Heritage Week website and registration system for events to be held over Australian Heritage Week 2012 is now available. Australian Heritage Week will be held from Saturday April 14 to Sunday April 22, 2012.

You are invited to register your Australian Heritage Week event at to maximise publicity for the event. The new site has a range of options including: uploading a photo to illustrate your event; selecting the state and region where the event will take place; and the transfer of an event date(s) to a personal calendar. The system also utilises Google Maps, thus providing more information about the location of your event and assisting visitors to the site when searching for events across the country.

Further information:

March 22, 2012

Central Tablands Chapter MANSW - AGM 2012

A Messaqe from the President to all Museums and Historical Societies
To the President and Secretary:
Please read this letter in correspondence at your next monthly meeting.
Dear Members of the Central Tablelands Chapter,
The Central Tablelands Chapter held a very successful Annual Meeting and Social Day on the 14th May 2011 at Mudgee. During the morning, John Broadley gave a power point presentation on the history of Mudgee and its many historic buildings. This was followed by a walking tour of the Catholic and Anglican Churches. I am hoping that the upcoming Annual Meeting at Carcoar will be just as well attended.
During the year, the Chapter held a very successful Project Day on Saturday, 14th September 2011 on Collection Management. lt was hosted by Kandos Bicentennial Museum and conducted by Judy Coombes and Nicky Balmer from the Powerhouse Museum. Their wonderful presentation gave many valuable ideas for Chapter members on how to successfully catalogue their collections.
The Carcoar Hospital Museum I Carcoar & District Historical Society are the hosts for our next meeting on Saturday, 12th May. They have organized a very interesting program to highlight their historic Village. Carcoar was gazetted in 1839 and is the third oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains. lt has a wealth of well preserved historic buildings and is definitely worth a visit.
Our Social Day will commence with our Annual Meeting of the Chapter followed by a Luncheon. All positions on the Committee will be declared vacant and we will be looking for people to fill these roles. I would request that members of your Society consider nominating for the various positions.
Once again, I urge members of your Society to attend the Annual Meeting and Social Day in Historic Carcoar and support your Central Tablelands Chapter. This organization is specially set up to support all Historical Societies on the Tablelands. lt can only be successful if the members of the Chapter support its activities and participate.
Please register your attendance to the Secretary, John Broadley by Saturday, 5th May 2012.
I look forward to meeting you in Carcoar on Saturday, 12th May 2012.
Trevor Pascoe
March 2012

March 21, 2012

Six sturdy museum display cabinets - free

2.1 Free - six sturdy museum display cabinets

Free - six sturdy museum display cabinets no longer required at Hawkesbury Regional Museum. Each cabinet is secure, sealable and has internal down lights and  perspex viewing windows. All (except one smaller cabinet) measure 2200mm (h) x 1800mm (w) x 600mm (d). They are being offered for free! Pick up and delivery must be organized by those who want them, pick up date is by Tuesday March 27.

If you are interested in these display cabinets or  for more information please contact:
Rebecca Turnbull on +612 4560 4439 or at

March 16, 2012

March 15, 2012

2012 Community Heritage Grants Now Open

Applications for the 2012 Community Heritage Grants are now open. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations.

Projects supported include significance assessments, preservation needs assessments, conservation activities and collection management. Representatives from historical societies, museums, public libraries, archives and Indigenous and migrant community groups are encouraged to apply.

Image: Mark Arbuz, Spray and Steam Iron Horse, 1981. Image from the Craft Australia National Historical Collection 
Image Bank, CHG recipients in 2010

March 7, 2012

Central Tablelands Chapter AGM and Social Day

President Trevor Pascoe wishes to give advance notice of the next Chapter Meeting on Saturday, 12th May 2012 at Carcoar.

Detailed information will be sent to Museums and Historical Societies shortly.

March 1, 2012

2012 M&G NSW Grants and Funding Booklet

The 2012 M&G NSW Grants and Funding Booklet is now available for download from the M&G NSW website.

Each year M&G NSW publishes this resource offering a summary of the diverse range of grants and funding sources available for public museums and galleries in NSW.  The booklet details federal, state and local government funding initiatives, as well as opportunities available from independent and philanthropic organisations, foundations, and the various grant programs administered by M&G NSW.

The document also includes hints and tips on successful grant application writing.

Download it now from the M&G NSW website.