Final report for review of Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 released

Final report for review of Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 released

Final report for review of Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 released

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Image: Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946, enamel paint on composition board, 90.8 x

The Australian Government has released the final report of the independent review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986.

The review, conducted by Mr Shane Simpson AM, Borders of Culture: Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 was provided to the Government on 30 September 2015.

The Act, which has not been substantially amended since its enactment more than 25 years ago, regulates the export of objects that are significant to our history.

It also plays an important role in protecting Australia’s cultural heritage by assisting collecting institutions to acquire significant cultural material and provides for the return of foreign cultural property which has been illegally exported from its country of origin.

For more information about the review of the Act or to read the final report, Borders of Culture: Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 visit the Ministry for the Arts website  http://arts.gov.au/movable.

Read the full Final report for review of Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 media release.

Image credit: Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly 1946, enamel on composition board
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Gift of Sunday Reed 1977.

Launch – Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme 2015-16

Launch – Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme 2015-16

On Monday 22 February 2016 the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced the opening of the 2015-16 funding round of the Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme. Please see attached Minister Hunt’s media release.

The Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme is providing funding for community groups, to engage with, and raise awareness of, the places recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List.Individual grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 (GST exclusive) are available. Eligible parties are invited to apply for funding, with applications closing on 22 March 2016.

The Department of Environment would appreciate your assistance in forwarding this email onto community groups who may be interested in applying for funding under the programme.

Further information about the 2015-16 funding round, including the application form, is available at:   http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/grants-and-funding/community-heritage-icons-grants