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Arts Tasmania

Roving Curators 2020

The Roving Curators are a team of skilled and knowledgeable museum and cultural heritage professionals based in Launceston.

The expert peers have recommended that 10 organisations be supported with 88 days of Roving Curator time in this round.

The recommendations were made by expert peers drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.

    Roving Curator time

    The following organisations will receive Roving Curator assistance through Arts Tasmania’s program in 2020.

    Burnie Athletic Club Inc. - 10 days towards preserving the Burnie Athletic Club memorabilia.

    Derwent Valley Railway Preservation Society - 10 days towards developing an interpretation plan for the Derwent Valley Railway.

    Devonport RSL – 8 days towards a collection management project.

    Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House Inc. - 9 days towards organisational assistance.

    Huon Valley Council - 10 days towards developing the Vin Smith Collection.

    King Island Sub Branch RSL - 7 days towards a collection management project.

    Tasmanian Aviation Historical Society Inc. - 10 days towards establishing best practice procedures for collection, housing and displaying objects supporting the significant stories of Tasmanian aviation.

    The Trustee for the Trustees of the Diocese of Tasmania - 3 days towards Mosaic collection database training.

    West Coast Heritage Ltd. - 12 days towards developing a disaster preparedness plan.

    Westbury Preservation Association Inc. - 9 days towards a collection management project.

    Feedback from the expert peers

    The peers provided the following feedback for current and future applicants:

    • The peers expressed support for applications that included a clear explanation of how the proposed activity would contribute to developing or progressing the collection and its volunteers. Applications that included clear information relating to the physical location of the collection (such as photos or floorplans) were also well considered.
    • Applicants lodging more than one application to Arts Tasmania’s programs were encouraged to explain how the applications related to each other.
    • Organisations seeking Roving Curator time should include a clear and simple breakdown of how the Roving Curator time would be used.
    • The peers noted that wherever possible, the information covered in support material or attachments should not be repeated within the written body of the application. They also noted the importance of including relevant letters of support from individuals or organisations involved in the proposed activity.
    • The peers commended applicants for consulting with Arts Tasmania staff, including the Roving Curators, before lodging applications, but noted that information provided by staff should not be included within the application without customisation to meet the applicants specific needs.

    Peer assessors

    The following peers assessed in this round (incorporating the Aboriginal Arts Program, Artsbridge, the Art Fair Industry Development Initiative, COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme – Arts Businesses, Northern Tasmania Arts Organisations Initiative, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme, Tasmanian Residencies & the FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary):

    • Alexander Rodrigues
    • Ashleigh Whatling
    • Bridget Arkless
    • Chris Arneaud-Clarke
    • Danny Gibson
    • Jabra Latham
    • Jessica Pangas
    • Jillian Mundy
    • Katrina Ross
    • Liz Tew
    • Lynne Spotswood
    • Mairi Ward
    • Nathan Maynard
    • Patricia Sabine
    • Robert Broughton
    • Sam Routledge
    • Shirley Patton
    • Sophie Carnell
    • Teangi Brown
    • Tony Brown