Eight community history groups in South Australia have been awarded federally funded Community Heritage Grants (CHG) amounting to $54,560 in the National Library of Australia’s CHG program it was announced today. Overall, 75 grants were awarded Australia-wide in 2015, totalling $438,710.
CHG provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.
The Embroiderers’ Guild of SA Museum’s new exhibition 'Golden Thread' was officially launched on Friday 14 October coinciding with the Guild’s 50th birthday celebrations this year. It was launched along with another special ‘Golden Challenge’ exhibition on display in the gallery at the rear of the premises, the result of the members’ challenge to create a work using a square of gold coloured silk.