The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian cultural organisations acquire Australian protected objects, as defined by the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (PMCH Act). Its purpose is to encourage organisations to buy nationally significant objects that they could not otherwise afford, with the intention that they be preserved and made accessible to the public.
Funding from the Account assists organisations that cannot raise the full purchase price for an Australian protected object.
For further information concerning eligibility see National Cultural Heritage Account.
National Cultural Heritage Committee
See also the National Cultural Heritage Committee which is appointed by the Minister to advise on the operation of the PMCH Act, the National Heritage Control List and the National Cultural Heritage Account.
Patrick Greene, CAMD Chair and CEO Museum Victoria is currently Chair of the National Cultural Heritage Committee.