Additional support for our national collecting institutions
9 May 2017
Government will provide $48.5 million over three years in the 2017-18 Budget to
support Australia’s national cultural collections.
investment in the arts sector will support Australia’s key museums, galleries
and archives to continue to develop and deliver programs and services for all
Australians and to enable important capital works.
will be made available through the Public Service Modernisation Fund.
services and programs
will provide an additional $8.2 million to support the delivery of core
services and programs at the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum
of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the Australian National Maritime
Museum, National Film and Sound Archive and the Museum of Australian Democracy
at Old Parliament House.
will ensure the ongoing development and delivery of online initiatives,
education programs and new exhibitions including the use of new technologies to
extend the reach of cultural heritage and creative touring programs.
will also be $31.4 million for capital works to maintain important
infrastructure, gaining efficiencies in reduced long-term maintenance costs.
This work will assist the national collecting institutions to fully utilise the
assets available to them and better enable the ability for self-generated
revenue. This funding includes:
million for the Australian National Maritime Museum to improve disability
access, energy and water sustainability works, life extension work on heritage
vessels and for building and utilities maintenance.
million for building maintenance at the Old Parliament House Museum of
Australia Democracy, including the replacement of inefficient lighting and
plumbing, refurbishment of building space to provide habitable office space and
updating the technology infrastructure to the permanent exhibition spaces.
Museum of Australia will receive $8.9 million to establish a Cultural and
Corporate Shared Services Centre to provide shared corporate and business
services functions to other collecting institutions. This will enable the
consolidation of information technology platforms to create efficiencies as a
single point for upgrade and maintenance. The consolidation of these back
office functions will also create longer term efficiencies by allowing the
participating collecting institutions to focus resources on the delivery of
core services and programs.
commitments will ensure our major collecting institutions continue to preserve
Australia’s valuable cultural heritage and deliver world class programs and
services for all Australians.
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