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National collecting institutions receive support to tour collections

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National collecting institutions receive support to tour


6 July 2015

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Acting Attorney-General

The Hon Warren Truss MP

TODAY the Australian Government announced $1 million in funding for Australia’s nine national collecting

institutions to develop and tour exhibitions across Australia, including to regional areas.

The National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, National Archives of Australia, National Portrait

Gallery, Australian National Maritime Museum, National Film and Sound Archive, National Library of Australia,

Museum of Australian Democracy and the Bundanon Trust will receive funding to support a total of 19 exhibitions

through the Australian Government’s National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.

The program promotes awareness of Australia's rich cultural heritage and ensures that audiences across the

country are able to enjoy our national collections.

An exciting collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and the National Film and Sound

Archive will celebrate the history of motion picture in Australia, and will use new digital technologies to share this

show with regional venues that have never before hosted a national collecting institution exhibition.

Funding will also support the development of new exhibitions such as the National Library of Australia’s Qing: Life

in China, and facilitate community access to the National Museum of Australia’s Encounters exhibition.

Touring exhibitions include the National Gallery of Australia’s Collection Outreach Program, which will see up to

400 works from the Gallery’s collection loaned to 13 cultural institutions across Australia.

The full list of recipients and further information on the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach

Program is available at