The Goulburn Waterworks has been successful in obtaining a Skills Development Grant with the Volunteer Museum Grant Program, offered by Museums and Galleries NSW.
This $800 grant will fund a conservation workshop called How to conserve your collection: Mixed-media paper,which will be run by a conservator from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
Waterworks Museum Officer Julianne Salway said the workshop would help volunteers to undertake minor conservation work on original plans, drawings maps and documents recently identified as significant in a Preservation Needs Assessment.
“Our Waterworks volunteers are now keen to start work on some minor conservation to those original documents in preparation for cataloguing, professional conservation work and finally digitisation of the historically significant collection,” Ms Salway said.
“Volunteers from the Waterworks, Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum and St Clair Museum will be attending the one day workshop to be held in June. It will also be offered to other volunteer managed museums in the Goulburn region if numbers allow.”
Museums & Galleries of NSW Skills Development Grants provide funding to volunteer museums and museum networks for regional or state focused skill development training and networking events. This program is supported by the NSW Government.