In 2013, Grace wrote a successful grant application for a Community Heritage Grant from the National Library of Australia on behalf of the Albert Park-South Melbourne Rowing Club. She then project-managed the engagement of Significance International to assess the significance of the Club’s heritage collection.
The Significance Assessment is a document which assesses the significance of our memorabilia and equipment on a national, state and local level and can be used to support further grant applications for conservation work and digitization projects.
The Assessment included Statements of Significance for the whole collection as well as two specific items which were deemed nationally significant.
The report also provides a number of recommendations, including further research, targeted collecting, collection management, interpretation, preservation and promotion. The Club’s Committee responded by purchasing archive-quality storage materials to protect our collection from further damage and supporting a grant application for a Preservation Needs Assessment.
Community Heritage Grants are funded by the Australian Government and supported by the National Library of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Archives of Australia and the National Museum of Australia.
For further information about this project, please visit the Albert Park-South Melbourne Rowing Club’s website.