Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced that Tenterfield School of Arts will receive a share of almost $1.6 million to digitise its collection on Sir Henry Parkes.

Mr George said Tenterfield Shire Council will receive $2457 as one of 11 projects that secured funding through the NSW Government’s new Regional Cultural Fund (RCF), which is aimed at making it easier for museum, art and other culturally important collections to be explored and enjoyed by the public across Australia and the world.

With the funding, Tenterfield Shire Council will improve public access to the School’s collections, as well as local community museums will be enhanced by utilising an online collection management system.

“This is a huge win for the School of Arts which will allow even more people to enjoy its unique collection,” MR George said.

“Tenterfield has a rich history, and this investment will not only help us preserve that, but will also allow us share our stories with a wider, global audience.”

Mr Barilaro said the statewide program will allow people to more easily access, learn from, and in turn appreciate regional NSW’s cultural assets.

“Important historically-significant collections can be found all throughout the state,” Mr Barilaro said.

“I congratulate Tenterfield Shire Council and the 10 other recipients of this funding, who will no doubt make great use of the support,” he said.

Mr Harwin said that in addition to the 11 projects supported, further funding has been provided to determine a regional strategy for ongoing digitisation as a priority for the NSW Government.

“I am delighted to say that we are committed to developing a prototype model and a business case for a single sustainable, regional digitisation strategy that will bring state-wide benefits,” Mr Harwin said.

“By preserving the past we are enabling opportunities for future generations to explore and enjoy NSW’s rich cultural wealth,” he said.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.