MORE FUNDING TO SUPPORT EX-SERVICE ORGANISATIONS
The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new round of funding for the War Heritage Collections Training Program and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas is encouraging ex-service organisations in Wyndham to lodge an Expression of Interest.
The program is a great opportunity for ex-services organisations to receive expert training and support to help them protect, preserve and increase access to their military history.
Training helps recipients produce a report identifying conservation, significance and exhibition priorities, repair and stabilise memorabilia and exhibit and digitise collections.
Recipients also receive up to $5,000 bursary for the conservation, digitisation or archival needs of their collection.
The War Collections Training Program has been a highly successful part of the Victorian Government’s Veterans Heritage Project, run in conjunction with Museums Australia (Victoria).
Previous recipients include:
- Wangaratta RSL Sub-Branch;
- Melbourne Legacy;
- Lara RSL Sub-Branch;
- Dandenong Cranbourne RSL Sub-Branch;
- Ringwood RSL Sub-Branch.
The ex-service organisations that have already participated in the War Collections Training Program have preserved items such as clothing, weapons, medals, and souvenirs from a range of conflicts such as WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
All the collections can be seen at victoriancollections.net.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“We have a proud war time legacy in Wyndham, and it’s our duty to preserve these memories for younger generations.”
“I encourage all our local ex-service organisations to take advantage of this important initiative.”