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Adelaide Museum of S Australia’s History?

As the History Trust of South Australia celebrates its past 40 years, the organisation is looking towards the future with active consideration now being given to the potential for the establishment of the Adelaide Museum of South Australia’s History.

The Marshall Liberal Government is committing $250,000 to develop a detailed business case to explore the creation of such a museum.

“South Australia is home to a number of collections and collecting institutions of national and international significance, and these will soon be joined by the new Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre set to commence construction on North Terrace.”

“The missing piece in terms of South Australia’s museum offerings is the potential for a museum of South Australian h istory here in Adelaide,” said Minister for Education John Gardner.

“I’m thrilled to announce $250,000 in funding so The History Trust can develop the business case to see what that could create for South Australia.”

“An Adelaide Museum of South Australia’s History has been in the DNA of The History Trust of South Australia since our establishment 40 years ago,” said Elizabeth Ho OAM, Chair of Trustees at The History Trust.

“We have been collecting for such a museum for many years, and we welcome the Marshall Government’s foresight in making funds available to develop this business case.”

“To develop a business case for a future Adelaide Museum of South Australia’s History is an exciting and potentially transformative next step for us to create new ways for sharing the unique stories of our state,” said History Trust CEO and long time arts and cultural leader, Greg Mackie OAM.

“It will complement the Government’s wonderful vision for an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre at Lot 14.”

The business case will explore and compare options for a location and practical and affordable ways to make this new cultural destination a reality.

Council of Australasian Museum Directors, c/o Ms Daryl Karp, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House PO Box 3934 Manuka, Australian Capital Territory 2603 Australia, © CAMD 2021
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