Australia's collecting institutions protect and celebrate Australia's rich cultural heritage, share resources and mentor regional partners. We provide advice to government and the sector on best practice for collecting cultural material, developing quality collections and ensuring ethical collecting in Australia.

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Grants of up to $15,000 are on offer to help organisations share Australia’s maritime history.
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Applications for the 2019 Community Heritage Grants program are now open.
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Take a look at the key trends for our national cultural institutions in 2017-18.
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We’ve rounded up the best national cultural exhibitions and activities to help you start planning your summer.

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