Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres MP welcomes the announcement that museums and galleries in the Penrith area will feature on an innovative website from Museums and Galleries NSW, funded by the NSW Government.
Penrith Museum of Printing, Arms of Australia Inn, Museum of Fire and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest are all featured on the new website.
“This is terrific news for visitors to Penrith and it is also a great resource for locals to access details of Museums and Galleries in our area” said Mr Ayres.
The new Museums and Galleries NSW website will display information on the range of collections, events and activities at museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across the State. It can be found at www.mgnsw.org.au.
- Museums and Galleries are vital assets for regional communities, and this website will help attract visitors by synchronising information about their location, hours and upcoming exhibitions.
- This is just one way in which the NSW Government is supporting museums and galleries across the State. The Government also provides a range of grants, and funding for fellowships and mentoring which are administered by Museums and Galleries NSW.
- The new website will make it easier for visitors to plan their trip, and features regional breakdowns for potential visitors looking to see what is on at local galleries and museums during their stay.
- People using the site will be able to create trip itineraries and share their experiences via social networks. The site will also use geo-location technology and be mobile friendly, so people can find a gallery, museum or Aboriginal cultural centre nearby
Minister for the Arts, George Souris said the website is part of the Government’s commitment to arts and culture in NSW, in acknowledgment of the very important role the museums sector plays in the cultural, creative, social and economic development.
Arts NSW is the NSW Government’s arts policy and funding body – www.arts.nsw.gov.au. Museums and Galleries is the leading agency for regional, community and public museums and galleries in NSW – www.mgnsw.org.au.