Gallery receives CHART Grant

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery is proud to announce it has received a grant from the Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) grant scheme.

The scheme is funded by the Australian Government and administered by The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA).

The grant, valued at just under $3,000, will assist the Gallery in a variety of ways. The grant comes at a time when the Gallery is recovering from the effects of COVID-19 and recent water damage.

The Gallery will be able to purchase a number of scanners with different capabilities, as well as a LED Lighting Box which will enable the Gallery to begin documenting and digitising the collection to make it more accessible. It is our aim to digitise our entire photographic collection, to ensure these valuable insights into our past can continue telling stories into the future.

Another item that the Gallery will now be able to acquire is a Zoom Handy Recorder, which will enable the recording of oral histories. It has been commented repeatedly that too many oral stories, not recorded elsewhere, are being lost. The Gallery will finally have the means to preserve valuable oral stories.

Another major component of the grant allows for the acquisition of archival-quality storage boxes in a number of sizes. The boxes prevent the deterioration of historic objects and artefacts – from irreplaceable photos and handwritten German minute books, to commemorative glasses and empty chemist bottles.

The CHART grant will allow us to continue to safeguard our collection. The Gallery sustained serious water damage in September 2021 and March 2022, with water infiltrating every part of the premises in the March flood. This has forced us to reconsider how we display and store our large collection. Artefacts situated close to the floor or near areas of the ceiling that have been compromised can now be shifted to safer storage. We cannot risk losing artefacts from our collection.

The Gallery would like to sincerely thank The Australian Museums and Galleries Association and the Australian Government for their generous support; their assistance allows us to continue the important work of preserving, sharing, and recording stories from Eudunda and surrounding districts. 

We look forward to sharing more news about the outcome of the grant in the coming weeks.

 

 

Prompt Repairs To Gallery Floor After Flood Damage

Prompt Repairs To Gallery Floor After Flood Damage
Prompt Repairs To Gallery Floor After Flood Damage

Many Thanks to Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Volunteers Peter & Paul Bonner who sprung into action to repair the flood damaged floor in the front window area in early April.

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Committee say;
“Well done and a big ‘thank you’ to both of you for your prompt and valuable work.”

Read about the flooding here

Successful ‘Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea’ 2022

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Management Committee held thier annual ‘Friends of the Gallery’ Morning Tea Meeting on Wednesday, 9th Feb, 2022, at the Eudunda Hall.

The ‘Friends of the Gallery’ Morning Tea marks the birthday of the founding of the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery, and as has been tradition, the current Eudunda Citizen of the Year, Helen Schiller was asked to cut the cake to mark the occasion.

Helen Schiller Cuts the Cake at Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022
Helen Schiller Cuts the Cake at Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022

To a smaller gathering than the previous year, due to a spike in COVID warnings causing some last minute cancellations, Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Management Committee Chairperson Dot Bonner spoke of challenges and triumphs during the year, and of the exciting things planned for the year ahead by its Volunteers and Committee.

Chairperson Dot Bonner Explains Future Plans at the Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022
Chairperson Dot Bonner Explains Future Plans at the Friends of the Gallery Morning Tea 2022

The Morning Tea is also traditionally where friends annual membership is paid, and Dot explained that Membership has remained the same for the last 25 years at $10, but in that time everything has risen in cost the Committee we will be increasing membership slightly next year.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO STILL SUPPORT THE GALLERY
One year Friends of the Gallery this year remains at $10
or the 3 year membership for $30
or consider becoming a ‘Gold’ Friend of the Gallery for $100


Melbourne Cup Luncheon

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery is hosting a Melbourne CupLuncheon at the Eudunda Hall to raise funds for the work the EFHG does in maintaining local history.
Doors open at 12pm midday, and guests will be welcomed with a free drink on arrival. A 2-course meal costs $25, and sweeps will be available on the day.
RSVP is essential due to Covid, so if you would like to attend, please contact our Chairperson, Dot Bonner, on 0407 004 469.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery AGM – 10th Aug 2021

The Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery Management Committee will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 10th August, 2021, at the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery,
19 Bruce Street, Eudunda
beginning at 9a.m. sharp.

All are welcome to attend, but to comply with current social-distancing measures if you wish to attend please RSVP
to the Chairperson of the Committee on 0429 811 958
by the 8th Aug 2021

We look forward to seeing you at our annual AGM.