Community Heritage Grant win
29 October 2015
The Hall School Museum & Heritage Centre has been awarded a $3000 federal Community Heritage Grant to fund a disaster management plan.
The grant was announced at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on 27 October, 2015.
The Honorary Curator of the Hall School Museum & Heritage Centre Phil Robson said the grant was important in supporting the effort to preserve the museum's collection at the grassroots level. "While the grant provides the funds, it also offers the expertise to help us protect our collection and make it safe and secure. He said that the disaster management planning process would assess the risks that threaten the integrity of the collection and the wellbeing of the museum volunteers, advise on safeguards and measures needed to be introduced and development of a training programme.
Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, said the CHG program showed the commitment by the National Library, along with its partner institutions and the Federal Government, in encouraging communities to care for the nation's heritage, be it in small country towns or capital cities.
CHG is managed by the National Library. It is funded by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive; the National Museum of Australia and the National Library.