ANZAC centenary update
Courtesy of Museum and Gallery Services Queensland, please see below for a quick summary of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation.
Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation is a five-year legacy program that will commemorate the World War One and Anzac Centenary in Queensland from 2014 to 2018. This significant project will be led by State Library of Queensland in partnership with Queensland’s heritage sector, and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government. Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation will provide an extraordinary opportunity to uncover new Queensland stories and treasures, and to generate insights, conversations and experiences that honour and embrace the enduring Anzac spirit. In December 2013, the Queensland Government announced $7.4 million in funding over 5 years towards SLQ’s Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation program initiatives, as part of the total $26.4 million in funding for Legacy Projects commemorating the First World War and Anzac Centenary in Queensland. For more information visit the site here.
Heritage Leaders Workshop: World War One and Anzac Centenary Commemorations hosted at State Library from 1–4 April 2014 will be the first initiative of the program. Queensland heritage workers and volunteers are invited to participate, learn, and network with some of the state’s leading historians, creative thinkers, and heritage professionals. The free four day workshop will feature dynamic keynote speakers each day and an intensive workshop program aimed at building capability and skills among heritage leaders across Queensland and developing a collaborative approach to Centenary commemorations. Details of the Heritage Leaders Workshop will be available in late February 2014 on the State Library website here.
Heritage Leaders Workshop Travel Bursaries – Applications are now open for travel bursaries of up $2,500 for participants from regional Queensland. Applications close 28 February 2014. For more information and to download the application form visit the Museum & Gallery Services Queensland website or contact Museum & Gallery Services Queensland on 1800 680 433 (free call within Queensland), 07 2315 0820 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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