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COMMUNITY
HERITAGE
GRANTS
2016
Catalogue of Fruit Trees 1910, Emerald Museum
What are Community Heritage
Grants?
• Cash grants of up to $15,000
• To assist in the preservation &
access to heritage co...
Who can apply
• Not-for-profit, incorporated organisations that
own/manage a collection of nationally significant
material...
Where do I start?
Funding priority will be given to projects that are
being carried out in a logical order as follows:
Ste...
but first …
CHECK THE GUIDELINES ON THE CHG WEBSITE
at www.nla.gov.au/chg/guidelines to see
WHO CAN APPLY
WHAT PROJECTS AR...
Step 1. Significance Assessment
For a detailed explanation of significance, refer to Significance 2.0 - A Guide to Assessi...
Significance Assessment
• Should be done by an experienced and qualified consultant
• Someone external to your organisatio...
Just a stump chair?
From the Significance Assessment for the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst,
Bendigo by Dr Megan Cardamone ...
National Significance of Your
Collection
• The information you provide in your
application is paramount
• You will be aske...
Example of national significance -
the first opal
From the Coober Pedy Historical Society
Archives SA by June Edwards and
...
Step 2. Preservation Needs Assessment
A preservation needs assessment will:
• Be done by an experienced and qualified cons...
Extract from a PNA –the prioritised recommendations
Step 3. Conservation Activities &
Collection Management
• Application must relate to the prioritised
recommendations from ...
Example of conservation -
Proeschel’s Atlas
http://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2013/11/29/proeschel-atlas-conse...
Digitisation
Application must show you have considered
• Preservation of original
materials
• Access
• Budgeted plan
• Dig...
Example of Digitisation -
Fairfax negatives
Think about access
Example of rehousing collections
Oral history digitisation projects
Campbelltown’s digitisation of oral history project
Conservation of a terrestrial globe
Malby’s terrestrial globe,
Robert O’Hara Burke Museum,
Beechworth
Other eligible projects
Two things you can apply for without having
had an SA and PNA done for your collection.
1. Collect...
Collection management software
http://mgnsw.org.au/media/uploads/file
s/Fact_sheet_collection_management_
systems.pdf
http...
Training Projects
Examples of eligible training projects:
• Collection care and handling
• Cataloguing
• Disaster Prepared...
History SA -Training for
18 people from 9
organisations
Agenda - Digitisation Training days at North Stradbroke Island Museum 2014
Check the guidelines again –
is my project eligible?
https://www.etsy.com/listing/130246367/measure-twice-cut-once-sign
Ineligible Projects
Application submitted
www.whatnextculture.co.uk
Assessment Process
1. CHG Coordinator
– Confirms eligibility
2. Significance Assessor
– Considers national
significance
3....
What are the assessors looking for?
• Evidence of national significance
• A clear description of the collection, who
owns ...
As well as a cash grant...
First time grant recipients are invited
to come to Canberra to receive their
awards and to part...
2015 CHG Awards Ceremony
Everything you need to know
nla.gov.au/chg
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online
through our online grants management
system. Follow the links from our
...
Tips!
• Read the CHG guidelines
• Attach quotes as required
• Submit your application online
and on time – late submission...
Margaret Thompson, Community Heritage Grants, National Library of Australia
Margaret Thompson, Community Heritage Grants, National Library of Australia
Margaret Thompson, Community Heritage Grants, National Library of Australia
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Margaret Thompson, Community Heritage Grants, National Library of Australia

  1. 1. COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS 2016 Catalogue of Fruit Trees 1910, Emerald Museum
  2. 2. What are Community Heritage Grants? • Cash grants of up to $15,000 • To assist in the preservation & access to heritage collections of national significance held by community groups
  3. 3. Who can apply • Not-for-profit, incorporated organisations that own/manage a collection of nationally significant material which is accessible to the general public • Examples of not-for-profit organisations: Archives Indigenous groups Art galleries Migrant community groups Genealogical societies Professional associations Community groups Museums Historical societies Religious groups
  4. 4. Where do I start? Funding priority will be given to projects that are being carried out in a logical order as follows: Step 1. Significance assessments Step 2. Preservation needs assessments Step 3. Conservation activities and collection management
  5. 5. but first … CHECK THE GUIDELINES ON THE CHG WEBSITE at www.nla.gov.au/chg/guidelines to see WHO CAN APPLY WHAT PROJECTS ARE ELIGIBLE (A copy is also available as a handout at this workshop)
  6. 6. Step 1. Significance Assessment For a detailed explanation of significance, refer to Significance 2.0 - A Guide to Assessing the Significance of Collections (2009) - 2nd rev. ed. (online version) http://arts.gov.au/resources-publications/industry-reports/significance-20
  7. 7. Significance Assessment • Should be done by an experienced and qualified consultant • Someone external to your organisation who can look at the collection objectively • Someone who can collaborate with people who have knowledge of and interest in the collection www.phavic.org.au
  8. 8. Just a stump chair? From the Significance Assessment for the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst, Bendigo by Dr Megan Cardamone 2012. An example of a significance statement.
  9. 9. National Significance of Your Collection • The information you provide in your application is paramount • You will be asked to tell us why you think your collection is of national significance Collection of the John McDouall Stuart Society ( Photograph Geoff Speirs)
  10. 10. Example of national significance - the first opal From the Coober Pedy Historical Society Archives SA by June Edwards and Madeleine Regan 2014
  11. 11. Step 2. Preservation Needs Assessment A preservation needs assessment will: • Be done by an experienced and qualified conservator • Assess the physical condition of the collection • Assess housing and storage facilities • Make prioritised recommendations – which can be the basis for further funding applications www.nfsa.gov.au
  12. 12. Extract from a PNA –the prioritised recommendations
  13. 13. Step 3. Conservation Activities & Collection Management • Application must relate to the prioritised recommendations from the PNA • Focus on most at risk and most significant items. Projects could involve – Rehousing collections – Conservation treatments – Reformatting – including digitisation
  14. 14. Example of conservation - Proeschel’s Atlas http://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2013/11/29/proeschel-atlas-conservatin- part-4-bindings-conservation
  15. 15. Digitisation Application must show you have considered • Preservation of original materials • Access • Budgeted plan • Digital copies management plan • Outsourcing or in-house?
  16. 16. Example of Digitisation - Fairfax negatives
  17. 17. Think about access
  18. 18. Example of rehousing collections
  19. 19. Oral history digitisation projects Campbelltown’s digitisation of oral history project
  20. 20. Conservation of a terrestrial globe Malby’s terrestrial globe, Robert O’Hara Burke Museum, Beechworth
  21. 21. Other eligible projects Two things you can apply for without having had an SA and PNA done for your collection. 1. Collection Management Software 2. Training projects
  22. 22. Collection management software http://mgnsw.org.au/media/uploads/file s/Fact_sheet_collection_management_ systems.pdf http://www.mavic.asn.au/assets/Small_ Museums_Cataloguing_Manual_4th.pdf
  23. 23. Training Projects Examples of eligible training projects: • Collection care and handling • Cataloguing • Disaster Preparedness • Collection Management software training • Assessing significance • Digitisation training. Consider partnering with other groups.
  24. 24. History SA -Training for 18 people from 9 organisations
  25. 25. Agenda - Digitisation Training days at North Stradbroke Island Museum 2014
  26. 26. Check the guidelines again – is my project eligible? https://www.etsy.com/listing/130246367/measure-twice-cut-once-sign
  27. 27. Ineligible Projects
  28. 28. Application submitted www.whatnextculture.co.uk
  29. 29. Assessment Process 1. CHG Coordinator – Confirms eligibility 2. Significance Assessor – Considers national significance 3. Preservation Assessor – Considers feasibility – value for money 4. Expert Assessment Panel – Considers the comments from both assessors – Looks at the overall application http://libguides.eastern.edu/assessment
  30. 30. What are the assessors looking for? • Evidence of national significance • A clear description of the collection, who owns it and how it is used • A project that is feasible & good value for money with a well supported budget • Projects that will enhance access to collections • Training projects that will reach many people and collections
  31. 31. As well as a cash grant... First time grant recipients are invited to come to Canberra to receive their awards and to participate in 3 days of Preservation and Collection Management Workshops, presented by experts from the CHG partner organisations.
  32. 32. 2015 CHG Awards Ceremony
  33. 33. Everything you need to know nla.gov.au/chg
  34. 34. How to Apply Applications must be submitted online through our online grants management system. Follow the links from our homepage at www.nla.gov.au/chg The 2016 grant round closed on 9 May. Next year’s round will open March 2017.
  35. 35. Tips! • Read the CHG guidelines • Attach quotes as required • Submit your application online and on time – late submissions will not be accepted • Contact the CHG office (02) 6262 1147 for advice

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