Wendy Tuckerman today announced that Riversdale Homestead and Yass District Museum have been selected as two of 13 volunteer-led organisations for funding through Round 1 of the NSW Government’s 2021 Museums and Galleries NSW (M&G NSW) Devolved Volunteer Museums Small Grants program.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the funding supports small to medium galleries and museums to enhance their offering to the public.

“This funding will facilitate key improvements across our State’s volunteer-led museums and galleries, so that they can continue delivering programs for their local community and visitors to enjoy.” Mr Harwin said.

Mrs Tuckerman said the funding program from the NSW Government provides a great opportunity for improvements to museums and galleries across the electorate.

“Thanks to the NSW Government, Riversdale Homestead will receive $2000 for the production of four sketchbooks owned by Emily Rose Twynam for display at the museum.

“The Yass & District Museum will receive $1,989 to make improvements to their website and purchase specialised storage boxes for the textile collection, which is very welcome support.

This funding recognises the hard work of the region’s volunteers and provides a real boost to the Goulburn electorate’s cultural offering,” said Mrs Tuckerman.