History SA’s annual Community Museums Program grant fund has been decided! This year 23 museums from around the state will benefit from grants of up to $13,250 each. Funding has been allocated to a diverse range of projects including historical interpretation using digital technologies, provision of storage facilities, and development of curriculum resources for schools.
All the grant recipients are registered or accredited in History SA’s Community Museums Program. The Community Museums Program grant fund is a special fund available only to these museums. It is a highly competitive fund and it was great to see museums from all around the state applying this year.
History SA Chief Executive Margaret Anderson said: ‘This fund is an important resource for South Australian community museums. Each year it supports a wide range of projects that present and preserve important aspects of the State’s history. Collectively these projects help to make distinctive local stories accessible.’
Projects receiving funding under the grant scheme this year include major interpretive projects at the Port MacDonnell Maritime Museum and at Loxton Historical Village and collection documentation and management projects at museums in the Mid-North and Mallee regions of the State.