The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery has received funding to conduct a significance assessment of its collection.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today congratulated staff during a visit to the gallery, which has received $6,140 under the Community Heritage Grant (CHG) program.
The CHG program is partly funded and supported by the Australian Government, and assists communities to preserve nationally significant, locally owned, cultural heritage collections.
“Congratulations to Gallery and Museum Manager Tara Callaghan and the rest of the team on securing this important funding,” Mr Coulton said.
“The gallery is home to a very impressive collection and I’m pleased that this funding will help support the preservation of significant works.”
The CHG program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, indigenous and multicultural groups, genealogical and historical societies across the country.
In this year’s round of the CHG program, applications were received from 135 organisations across Australia. Of these, 61 grants were awarded totalling almost $383,000.
A full list of 2019 CHG program recipients is available at www.nla.gov.au/content/community-heritage-grants-recipients-2019
Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton with Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and Museum Manager Tara Callaghan.
More information – CHG program
• The CHG program is jointly funded and supported by the Australian Government, the National Library of Australia; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.
• Now in its 26th year, the CHG program has provided funding of over $7 million to almost 1,500 groups across Australia to preserve and provide access to nationally significant cultural heritage material held by community groups.