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Regional Museums


The Northern Territory is home to some the most unique and remote art, history and cultural collections in Australia. Featuring treasures of national significance, these community collections tell the story of our past and present to local and visiting audiences.

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory offers regional museums, keeping places and galleries funding and support to preserve, collect and share these unique stories of our cultural heritage.

Discover the Northern Territory's regional museums here.

Regional Museums Grants Program 


The Regional Museums Grants Program supports the preservation, conservation and display of significant national and historical cultural material in the Northern Territory.

Regional museums, galleries and cultural centres in the Northern Territory are eligible to apply for funding of up to $50,000 per applicant, to develop, conserve, preserve or exhibit our unique cultural heritage.

Funding is provided by the Northern Territory Government administered by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.


Caddie Brain
Regional Museums Officer


P (08) 8999 8204



Eligible organisations include regional museums, galleries and cultural centres in the Northern Territory who are:

  • Legally constituted, incorporated and/or not-for-profit

  • Committed to the preservation of cultural heritage by actively conserving, researching and interpreting collections for the NT community and their visitors

  • Unincorporated bodies may apply with an administering body



  • Development of best practice collection care policies and plans including collection management, significance assessments, disaster preparedness plans, conservation plans and/or interpretation plans

  • Professional development and/or training for staff and/or volunteers relating to museum practices, collection care and management, interpretation and/or exhibitions

  • Engagement of consultants or contractors with specialist skills and knowledge such as conservators or cultural leaders/experts

  • Collection management projects

  • Development, design and/or installation of exhibitions, interpretation and/or signage

  • Equipment, software and technology that is integral and appropriate to the project

  • Storage and conservation materials

  • Governance support such as strategic planning, policy and procedure development, business planning and/or training for staff, board members or volunteers


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Closing Sunday 5 May 2024, 5pm ACST

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