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Grants-in-aid to cultural heritage organisations



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NEWS RELEASE The Hon Wendy Fatin MP Minister for the Arts and Territories Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women.

February 14, 1992

GRANTS-IN-AID TO CULTURAL HERITAGE ORGANISATIONS

The Minister for the Arts and Territories, Wendy Fatin, today announced $71,000 in grants to Cultural Heritage · organisations.

Grants are: ' .

Australian Folklife Centre $4,000

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material $3,500

Australian Society of Archivists $5,500

Council of Australian Museum Associations $20,000

Federation of Australian Historical Societies $3,500

International Council for Monuments and Sites $17,000

Museums Association of Australia $7,500

Southern Cross Museum Trust $10,000

"These organisations play a key part in raising Australians' awareness of our cultural heritage," Ms Fatin said.

"The grants will help them collect information and make it accessible to everyone through a range of community activities.

"Australians are enthusiastic about their cultural heritage and applications for grants by cultural heritage bodies far exceeded the funds available."

Contact: Ruth Dewsbury: Wayne Cassidy: 06 277 7360 (Minister's office) 06 274 1315 (DASETT)

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