The Government has announced additional support for the National Cultural Institutions in the 2017-18 Budget with funding made available through the Public Service Modernisation Fund.
There is $31.4 million for capital works to maintain and improve infrastructure at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Museum of Australia Democracy at Old Parliament House and the National Film and Sound Archive.
There is also $8.2 million to support the continued delivery of services and programs at the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the Australian National Maritime Museum, National Film and Sound Archive and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.
In addition, the National Museum of Australia will receive $8.9 million to establish a Cultural and Corporate Shared Services Centre to provide business functions to other collecting institutions.
These Budget commitments will ensure our major collecting institutions continue to deliver world class programs and services for all Australians.