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Digital Access to Museums

Digital Access to Museums     Digital access unlocks collections held in large and small organisations, making them discoverable and available for everyone. Museums are responsible for maintaining history and culture from the past to the present and ensure that it will be preserved for future generations to enjoy. But time does erode memories and artefacts alike, yet with the technology available we are able to capture our history before it crumbles to dust ensuring it’s availability for decades and hopefully centuries to come. Digital Access to Collections have created a practical toolkit with steps for volunteers and staff...

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Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities   Community Engagement Grants Program Culture and the Arts (WA) provides funding for activities that promote the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in arts and culture, including collections. Community groups, arts and cultural workers and people working with collections are eligible to undertake a range of activities that deliver the objectives outlined here  Applicants can, for example, apply for funds to support an artist in residence, public programing, professional development and workshops. Visit www.dca.wa.gov.au/funding for details about this and other funding programs or contact [email protected]   Lotterywest Heritage & Conservation Grants Heritage and Conservations grants help organisations conserve,...

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Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual

Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual Our state museum has created a very useful new resource! Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual is an online resource developed for smaller organisations and private collectors. A series of 12 instructional videos and an updated version of the bestselling book Conservation and Care of Collections provides information on general conservation techniques. This resource acts as a practical guideline. Remember to always contact a professional conservator when dealing with objects of particular concern. Find resource...

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Links and Resources

Links and Resources NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES Are you looking for a comprehensive list of resources on museum practice? The National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries contains links to many resources on best practice. Areas covered include: Managing the Museum Involving People Developing a Significant Collection   THE BURRA CHARTER How can we ensure that a heritage place is cared for properly? How can it be handed on to future generations in a way that retains the values which make it important to us? The Burra Charter defines the basic principles and procedures to be followed in...

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