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Community     Heritage Grants           2012    Presentation by CHG Coordinator, Dianne Dahlitz     Securing FundingMuseum...
What are Community Heritage             Grants?• Aim to preserve & provide access to  heritage collections of national  si...
Who can apply?• A not-for-profit organisation;• That owns or manages a collection of  national significant material;• That...
What types of projects receive             funding?• 2 Types of Project  – 1. Collection Preservation Projects  – 2. Train...
Collection Preservation Projects• 1. Significance Assessment• 2. Preservation Needs Assessment• 3. Conservation Activities...
1. Significance Assessment
Significance Criteria•   Historic•   Aesthetic•   Scientific or Research•   Social or Spiritual•   Significance 2.0 - A Gu...
Tips for answering Section 4 –         National Significance• Make sure your answer refers to the collection material  you...
2. Preservation Needs               Assessment•   Stage 2 of the 3 stage process•   Assesses physical condition•   Assesse...
3. Conservation Activities &     Collection Management• Cairns & District  Chinese Ass. – CHG  2008 – Conservation  of Met...
Rehousing Collections• Archival storage materials• Shelving• Object cases
Archival Storage
Digitisation & SoftwareDigitisation• Preservation of original materials• Digital copies management plan• OutsourcingSoftwa...
Digitisation• Page turning of rare manuscript during  digitisation
2.Training•   Collection care and handling•   Cataloguing•   Disaster Preparedness•   Collection Management•   Assessing s...
Care and Handling Training• Care and handling training workshop
What are the assessors looking               for?• Evidence of national significance• A clear description of the collectio...
BUDGET (Section 7.5)• Important to get this right – just include in the  budget table items relevant to the project for  w...
Assessment Process• 1. CHG Coordinator  – Confirms eligibility• 2. Significance Assessor  – National significance• 3. Pres...
What do you get?• Grant of up to $15,000• Intensive Preservation workshop in  Canberra (first grant)
TIPS TO COMPLETE YOUR        APPLICATION!• Type your application• Describe your collection, but be concise –  dot points a...
Case Studies• Innisfail Friends of the Temple (2009)-  Significance Assessment and Preservation  Needs Assessment of the T...
Innisfail Friends of the Temple             (2009)
Projects• Significance Assessment & Preservation  Needs Assessment of the Lit Sing Gung  Temple and See Poy Collection• Qu...
Mareeba Heritage Centre    2009 & 2010
2009 Significance Assessment• Tobacco Industry in North Queensland  1928-2004 Collection.• Letters of support, quotes and ...
2010 Preservation Needs          Assessment• Strong Significance Assessment report• Basis for applying for PNA• Caroline O...
Dianne DahlitzCHG Coordinator  • 02 6262 1147  • chg@nlagov.au• www.nla.gov.au/chg
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  1. 1. Community Heritage Grants 2012 Presentation by CHG Coordinator, Dianne Dahlitz Securing FundingMuseum & Gallery Services QldAtherton & Malanda, 7-8 March 2012
  2. 2. What are Community Heritage Grants?• Aim to preserve & provide access to heritage collections of national significance held by community groups• Grants of up to $15,000
  3. 3. Who can apply?• A not-for-profit organisation;• That owns or manages a collection of national significant material;• That is accessible to the general public
  4. 4. What types of projects receive funding?• 2 Types of Project – 1. Collection Preservation Projects – 2. Training
  5. 5. Collection Preservation Projects• 1. Significance Assessment• 2. Preservation Needs Assessment• 3. Conservation Activities & Collection Management – Conservation and preservation activities – Software – Digitisation
  6. 6. 1. Significance Assessment
  7. 7. Significance Criteria• Historic• Aesthetic• Scientific or Research• Social or Spiritual• Significance 2.0 - A Guide to Assessing the Significance of Collections (2009) - 2nd revised edition (online version) http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/publications/significance2-0/• Significance - A Guide to Assessing the Significance of Cultural Heritage Objects and Collections (2001)• http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/sector_info_item/5
  8. 8. Tips for answering Section 4 – National Significance• Make sure your answer refers to the collection material you are seeking funding for• Provide as much information about this material as you can• Identify rare or unique items• Detail items about significant Australians• Relate your answer to the significance criteria• Attach supporting documents• Refer to the 2011 Assessment Report on the website
  9. 9. 2. Preservation Needs Assessment• Stage 2 of the 3 stage process• Assesses physical condition• Assesses housing and storage facilities• Makes recommendations – basis for further funding applications
  10. 10. 3. Conservation Activities & Collection Management• Cairns & District Chinese Ass. – CHG 2008 – Conservation of Metal Objects
  11. 11. Rehousing Collections• Archival storage materials• Shelving• Object cases
  12. 12. Archival Storage
  13. 13. Digitisation & SoftwareDigitisation• Preservation of original materials• Digital copies management plan• OutsourcingSoftware• Cataloguing or collection management• Researched/trialled options
  14. 14. Digitisation• Page turning of rare manuscript during digitisation
  15. 15. 2.Training• Collection care and handling• Cataloguing• Disaster Preparedness• Collection Management• Assessing significance• Partnerships with other groups
  16. 16. Care and Handling Training• Care and handling training workshop
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. BUDGET (Section 7.5)• Important to get this right – just include in the budget table items relevant to the project for which you are applying for a grant.• Standard fees for SA and PNA - $4,000 (plus travel and accommodation)• Quotes…if not applying for standard fee, for purchasing equipment , treatments or training workshops• Applicant’s contribution – Cash or Inkind?• GST – Registered/Not Registered?
  19. 19. Assessment Process• 1. CHG Coordinator – Confirms eligibility• 2. Significance Assessor – National significance• 3. Preservation Assessor – Feasibility – Value for money• 4. Expert Assessment Panel • Comments from both assessors • Overall application
  20. 20. What do you get?• Grant of up to $15,000• Intensive Preservation workshop in Canberra (first grant)
  21. 21. TIPS TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION!• Type your application• Describe your collection, but be concise – dot points and lists are good• Answer all relevant questions• Attach supporting documents e.g. previous assessments, photographs, letters of support• Sign your application and submit it on time
  22. 22. Case Studies• Innisfail Friends of the Temple (2009)- Significance Assessment and Preservation Needs Assessment of the Temple and See Poy Collection• Mareeba Heritage Centre - Significance Assessment (2009) and Preservation Needs Assessment (2010)
  23. 23. Innisfail Friends of the Temple (2009)
  24. 24. Projects• Significance Assessment & Preservation Needs Assessment of the Lit Sing Gung Temple and See Poy Collection• Quotes, images, letters of support• Suzanne Gibson (SA)• Christine Ianna (PNA)
  25. 25. Mareeba Heritage Centre 2009 & 2010
  26. 26. 2009 Significance Assessment• Tobacco Industry in North Queensland 1928-2004 Collection.• Letters of support, quotes and images of collection items• Tablelands Research & Consultancy Service, Atherton conducted the Assessment• Final Report Comments
  27. 27. 2010 Preservation Needs Assessment• Strong Significance Assessment report• Basis for applying for PNA• Caroline O’Rorke (Conservation Art Consultants) conducted the PNA• Final Report comments: ‘improved knowledge..collection content…future activity’
  28. 28. Dianne DahlitzCHG Coordinator • 02 6262 1147 • chg@nlagov.au• www.nla.gov.au/chg

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