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Maclean museum to benefit from NSW government funding

Stone Cottage and Bicentennial Museum has been awarded $500 in the NSW Government’s funding program to improve and expand collections and facilities at small community-based museums. Nationals Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the funding boost will go towards storage and display costs for a donated set of historical photographs documenting the construction of the Yamba Breakwall. “The NSW Government is proud to support Stone Cottage and Bicentennial Museum which plays a vibrant role in showcasing local history and culture,” Mr Gulaptis said. “This money will help improve the quality of our collections and exhibitions and lead to more rewarding experiences for visitors. “The NSW Government is committed to providing learning and cultural opportunities for the community,” Mr Gulaptis said. Stone Cottage is one of 13 local museums across NSW which have successfully accessed the NSW Liberals & Nationals Volunteer Initiated Museum (VIM) Small Grants and Development Project Grants programs administered by Museums & Galleries on their behalf. The VIM Small Grants fund short-term collection-based projects, while VIM Development Project Grants fund strategic projects such as initiatives to develop volunteers’ skills.