- What we collect
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- Building our collections
- Selected Library collections
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- History of the collection
- Processing and describing our collections
Joy Stewart (b. 1925), Kew Railway Station (1887-1958) (detail), 1988, Kew Historical Society. A pen and pencil embroidery template, part of the Kew Historical Society's collection assessed for national significance under a Community Heritage Grant.
The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.
The types of projects supported include
- significance assessments of collections
- preservation needs assessments of collections
- conservation activities and collection management, and
- training workshops.
Read more about past CHG recipients.
CHG is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts; National Library of Australia; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.