Grants Awarded

Current Projects - 2019

Heide Museum of Modern Art: stage II restoration and conservation of furniture designed by architect David McGlashan for his award-winning residence, Heide II.

Gold Museum (Soverign Hill Museums Assoc.): conservation of Loong, 1897 Chinese Imperial Processional Dragon.

Saumarez Homestead (National Trust, NSW): conservation of wallpaper in main bedroom.

The Victorian Artists Society: restoration of the historic facade of the VAS building, Albert St, Melbourne.

Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum: acquisition of two Gallipoli medal groups.

Rippon Lea (National Trust, Vic.): reproduction of a section of 'Japanese leather' wallpaper to the original design.

Bathurst District Historical Society: participation of student conservators in the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail 2019.

Pioneer Womens' Memorial Garden: installation of an interpretive sign.

Hyde Park Barracks (Sydney Living Museums): acquisition of a flintlock double barrel taplock pistol, a brass hand stamp and a pardon document for convict Joseph Taylor, dated 1846.

Woodlands Homestead (Living Legends): repair and painting of stable block and roof works on homestead. 

Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead and Museum: complete a significance assessment of Mont De Lancey and its collection, record oral history and develop interpretive materials.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: conservation of the early-nineteenth century Lloyd Quilt.

Adelaide Zoo (Royal Zoological Society of South Australia): painting the 1900 Elephant House and 1884 rotunda.

Everglades House and Garden (National Trust, NSW): tree removal and restoration of original dry-stone wall.

Narryna Heritage Museum: conservation and interpretation of the servants' quarters and cellar.

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology: conservation and restoration of a 16th-17th century stained glass panel bearing the Arms of Catherine of Aragon. 

Botanic Gardens & State Herbarium of South Australia: development of heritage trails at Wittunga Botanic Garden, Blackwood.

St Werburg's Chapel, Mt Barker: conservation of rood screen, altar rails, rafter brackets and window linings.


Indigo Shire Council: purchase of original pipe organ and return to Beechworth Town Hall.

The Johnston Collection: publication of the book, A Tear in the Glass.

Old Government House, Parramatta (National Trust NSW): assistance with staging the exhibition, Tales from the East: India and New South Wales.

Australian Racing Museum: acquisition of jockey memorabilia relating to Darby and Jim Munro.

Woodford Academy (National Trust NSW): conservation and scanning of historic documents.

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory: conservation and retoration of the Javanese fishing boat, Terima Kasih.

Heide Museum and Art Gallery: Stage I restoration and conservation of furniture designed by architect David McGlashan for his award-winning residence, Heide II.

Woodlands Homestead (Living Legends): painting and roofing works on main homestead.

St Hugh's Anglican Church: conservation of altar frontals.

Jewish Museum, Melbourne: acquisition of a collection of Haggadot.

Wollongong Art Gallery: assistance with staging the exhibition, The Gift, an interpretation of the Bronius (Bob) Sredersas collection.

Shrine of Remembrance: installation of an original Boer War commemorative stained glass window in the Shrine.

Historic Houses Association of Australia: travel costs for internation speaker to attend HHA conference.


Port Macquarie Museum: development of a Collection Management Program.

Abbotsford Convent: restoration of the rotunda.

Chinese Museum, Melbourne: acquisition of a significant Commercial Bank of Australia £1 specimen bank note. 

St Clair Villa Museum, Goulburn: conservation of a collection of architectural drawings.

Eryldene Historic House: conservation of several items relating to the house and garden.

Australian Institute of Archaeology: conservation of a mummy.

Museum Victoria: restoration of the Great Melbourne Telescope.

New Norcia: acquisition of a painting by Robert Juniper.

Robin Boyd Foundation: development of a heritage garden plan/report.

Eleanor Dark Foundation: archival storage for significant books.

Some past projects...

State Library of Victoria: A Copland Foundation grant enabled the Library to secure the Shenandoah diary. It was written in 1865 by Lieutenant Dabney M Scales, a crewman on the Confederate war ship CSS Shenandoah when it docked in Melbourne for repairs.

National Trust of Australia (Western Australia): Development of appropriate furnishing plans for Old Farm, Strawberry Hill, and Peninsula Farm.

Newstead House, Brisbane: Development of an immersive virtual simulation of the history of the Newstead House cultural and environmental landscape as it was before settlement. The interactive digital program will integrate European settlement history with Indigenous history and culture in a way that fosters a more holistic understanding of time, place and culture within the broader community.

Bundoora Homestead: Expansion of the Bundoora Homestead Heritage Interpretation Project, which will involve further research, production of site maps, recording oral histories of the Homestead, and the development of multimedia content, interpretive panels, online tools and educational resources.

Nora Heysen Foundation: Acquisition and implementation of MOSAIC collection management software.

Burdekin Machinery Preservationists: Construction of a shed in the Brandon Heritage Precinct to house Pioneer No. 1, a Hunslett Steam Locomotive, built in 1896 and used by the Pioneer Sugar Mill. The locomotive is currently undergoing restoration.

Christ Church Newcastle: Conservation of the Birdwood Flag, the first recorded officially sanctioned Australian flag presented by a community group to a General in the field of war.  It was presented to General Birdwood on 12September 1917 at his field headquarters on the Western Front.

Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne: Digitisation of artists’ authenticity certificates for the Warlayirti Artists. Authenticity certificates dating form the early 1908s up to the year 2000 are housed at the Arts Centre in Balgo (in the midst of the Tanamai Desert) but, due to their fragility, have not been available to the wider community.