Museums, libraries and galleries
8 February 2016
Arts Minister Senator Mitch Fifield has released a statement on the death of Dr John Hirst, an Emeritus Scholar and eminent historian....
Dr John Hirst, image courtesy of La Trobe University website
Museums, libraries and galleries
4 February 2016
The Australian Government has re-appointed Mr Alan Dodge AM to the Board of the National Portrait Gallery for a term of three years....
National Portrait Gallery
Cultural heritage
3 February 2016
The Australian Government has reappointed the eight members of the National Cultural Heritage Committee for a term of two years including the...
Cultural heritage
3 February 2016
The Australian Government has released the final report of the independent review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986....
Image: Sidney Nolan, Ned Kelly, 1946, enamel paint on composition board, 90.8 x
General
2 February 2016
The Australian Government has announced the first projects to be funded under Catalyst, the new $12 million national arts and culture fund created...
Catalyst image - decorative
Museums, libraries and galleries
1 February 2016
In February 2016, the National Library of Australia added the first ebook to its collection – following the introduction of amendments to the...
Performing arts
29 January 2016
The Australian Ballet School has officially opened Marilyn Rowe House, a new student residence in Melbourne that will house Australia's next...
Arts Minister Senator Mitch Fifield at the opening of the Australian Ballet Scho
Literature
29 January 2016
Arts Minister Senator Mitch Fifield announced the 2016 Lysicrates Prize for Playwriting at the Sydney Conservation of Music....
Visual arts
27 January 2016
The Australian Government has committed $18 million over four years to 36 of Australia's most outstanding contemporary visual arts organisations,...
Australian contemporary visual arts organisations secure four year support
Museums, libraries and galleries
22 January 2016
The Australian Government has announced more than $1.6 million to develop and tour cultural exhibitions to 76 venues across Australia through the...
Visions of Australia artwork