Grant funds to expand programs at Museum and Gallery

Published Wednesday, 16th March 2016

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery will be rolling out exciting new programs, events and expanding their exhibitions thanks to a $240,000 grant.

The grant from Arts NSW will roll out over three years, enabling the Museum and Gallery increase programs that reflect the multicultural complexity of Fairfield and Western Sydney, engage with students and assist the wider community.

“The $240,000 grant is a real win for Fairfield City Museum and Gallery. The money means that we can boost our amazing programs by offering the community more creative and interesting ways to interact with our heritage, culture and art” said the Museum and Gallery Coordinator.

A number of programs are already planned including a new education program called Museum Pieces for Upper Primary and secondary School students. This program explores the Museum and Gallery’s collection and Vintage Village and seeks to improve and expand student’s literacy skills through creative expression.

Another key program to be delivered called Memory Box is an exciting initiative for people suffering the effects of dementia. This program aims to stimulate memory by encouraging participants to talk about an object from the Museum collection that may be similar to those of their youth and past. These objects may spark personal stories connected to events in their lives.

The funding will also assist in expanding community engagement programs, including working with community groups to deliver creative festivals and events that explore Fairfield City’s rich cultural diversity.

The Museum and Gallery will continue to present family programs, art and craft workshops and engaging exhibitions for residents and visitors to Fairfield City. Museum and Gallery staff are excited to continue to work with emerging and established artists and to feature speakers and tutors from Fairfield City and the wider Western Sydney community.

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Media enquiries: Hannah Kilgore, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au