Hodgman Govt Heritage Funding For 2017-18 Announced

Hodgman Govt Heritage Funding For 2017-18 Announced

Tasmania Minister for the Arts Vanessa Goodwin

Cultural Heritage Program Funding

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government’s long-term Plan for Tasmania includes growing our cultural and creative reputation so Tasmania becomes an even better place to live and work, Minister for the Arts Vanessa Goodwin said.

“State Government’s Cultural Heritage Program will provide nearly $500,000 in 2017-18 for museums, art galleries and heritage organisations across the state, along with free advice from an expert ‘Roving Curator’.” Ms. Goodwin said.

As a Government we strongly support our cultural and creative industries and acknowledge the investment and jobs they create.

Additionally, the Lynne Stacpoole Caring for your Collection Program will provide a further $4,000 to four museums to purchase assets to assist with the preservation or display of their collection.

Successful organisations include:

  • Tasmanian Wool Centre – $29,800 and 10 days of Roving Curator time;
  • Burnie City Council – $105,000 to support both the Burnie Regional Art Gallery and Burnie Regional Museum;
  • Maritime Museum of Tasmania – $70,000 to support the Maritime Heritage Co-ordinator position.

“This program is made possible by a donation by former Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board member, Lynne Stacpoole.” Ms. Goodwin said.