Tomboye local to be supported with museum grant

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Tomboye local to be supported with museum grant

One of the Monaro’s enthusiastic family history researchers has been given the opportunity to further her activities, thanks to a grant provided in the latest round of Museum & Galleries NSW funding, Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today.

Mrs Julie Coleman, of the Braidwood and District Historical Society, will receive one of 20 grants provided by the NSW Government in the latest round of the Create NSW Small grants program, which will see 13 community museums and seven practitioners from across NSW benefit from a total of $40,509 in funding.

Mrs Coleman will be provided $1,000 in support of a volunteer placement at the State Archives and Records of NSW as part of her contribution to the Braidwood Museum.

“I congratulate Julie on her continuing commitment to genealogical and family research, and I am very pleased to hear that one of our Monaro locals had received a grant through this program,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Investment like this is vital to ensure our smaller museums remain as engaging places to visit, with the hardworking staff rewarded with opportunities to learn new skills.

“We have seen first-hand that the smallest change can bring about a lasting benefit to the volunteer teams, organisations and the visiting public, and we are delighted to receive continued financial support for NSW community museums each year.”

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin added, “There are an incredible number of volunteer-led community museums across NSW that each play a significant part in tourism and culture for their respective areas.

“Thousands of arts and cultural workers work tirelessly across NSW to enhance access to quality arts and we are committed to rewarding their hard work with opportunities to further their contributions”.