February 2, 2013

Museums & Galleries NSW Collection Documentation and Significance Assessment Grants

Update: The Collection Documentation Grants deadline has been extended to 15 February 2013.

The Collection Documentation and Significance Assessment Grant Program is a new initiative commencing in 2013 to enable community museums and keeping places to bring in specialists to work with volunteers on documentation and or significance assessment of objects and collections.

This is an Arts NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. The objective is to make the collections more accessible. Core projects include identifying significant objects, writing significance statements, cataloguing objects, digitally photographing objects and entering collection information into a database.
Priority is given to collaborative projects involving four or more museums/keeping places; however applications from single organisations will be considered where they can demonstrate a strong case for funding. Ideally, organisations applying for individual project funding will already have undertaken significance assessment of their collections.

Download the guidelines here

AMOUNT AVAILABLE: The amount that can be applied for under this program is a maximum of $7,500.

TIMEFRAME: One round of Collection Documentation and Significance Assessment Grants will be offered annually. No late applications will be accepted.

Applications for must be postmarked on or before Friday 15 February 2013.

Projects must have commenced no later than 31 August 2013 and be completed no later than 31 December 2013.

For further information:
Phoebe Arthur
Museum Sector Programs and Collections Coordinator
t: 02 9358 1760
freecall: 1800 114 311 (regional only)
e: phoebea@mgnsw.org.au

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