Gundagai’s Historical Museum is one of nine cultural centres across the state to receive funding through round 2 of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Volunteer Museum Small Grants.
Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the Volunteer Museum Small Grants funding of $1,370 will support heritage experts and enable the area’s history and stories to be shared to a wider audience.
“Local museums and galleries play an important part in sharing regional stories, and I am thrilled that Gundagai’s Historical Museum, and our dedicated historians and volunteers are being supported by this funding,” Ms Cooke said.
“I previously visited the Museum back in April of this year when they received funding to upgrade their disabled access to the amenities block and fire exits as part of the 2021 Community Building Partnerships funding.”
Gundagai Historical Museum Communications Organiser, Izzy Perko, said they are delighted they have received this funding to install new signage and replace a very old noticeboard frame.
“Professionally made signs are expensive and this opportunity will assist with promoting the museum. The volunteers are so very thankful for this grant,” Ms Perko said.
Nationals Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin said the Volunteer Museum Small Grants Round 2 will support greater access and engagement with history projects across NSW and create opportunities for professionals in the field.
“These small grants for regional galleries and museums are targeted to create opportunities for historians and volunteers and preserve NSW’s rich history for local communities and visitors from across the state,” Mr Franklin said.
This year’s Museums & Galleries of NSW Volunteer Museum Small Grants Fund rounds one and two have supported 18 organisations across the State. All round two recipients are from regional NSW.