By Belinda Hungerford
ACP is thrilled to have been awarded a federal Community Heritage Grant to fund a Preservation Needs Assessment on the Archives. The grant was announced at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on 27 October, 2015.
In 2013 ACP received a CHG grant to fund a Significance Assessment which found the Archives to be nationally significant, providing research opportunities into key aspects of contemporary photography in Australia. The Preservation Needs Assessment is the crucial next step in ensuring the preservation of this important resource and make recommendations to ensure its longevity and accessibility.
Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, said the CHG program showed the commitment by the National Library, along with its partner institutions and the Federal Government, in encouraging communities to care for the nation’s heritage, be it in small country towns or capital cities.
CHG is managed by the National Library. It is funded by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive; the National Museum of Australian and the National Library.