EOIs open for Collections and Community Resilience Project

The Collections and Community Resilience Project (CCRP) is a government funded state-wide initiative that provides regional communities with the opportunity to digitally preserve their collections and receive onsite training in collections care, preventative conservation and disaster mitigation in the face of future natural disaster events. 

Organisations will receive up to six days of onsite training, including hands on training in collections care and digitisation, as well as the opportunity to select a half day intensive workshop focusing on one of the following themes:  

  • Disaster planning and response (preparing for and responding to a disaster)  
  • Collections care and preventative conservation (environmental monitoring, cleaning, condition reporting and conservation planning)  
  • Storage and moving (how to store, move and develop storage solutions)  
  • Collections management (cataloguing, policies, acquisitions, loans)  
  • How to use Victorian Collections (documenting and storing images and data in a Collections Management System)

This project is entirely free of charge, with all organisations receiving high-quality digital files of their collection items, relevant resources, and high-level training to ensure long-term safekeeping of their collections. 

As part of the project, local community members will be invited to participate in a public digitisation day, enabling personal precious items to also be documented for safekeeping. Spaces will be limited, and the location of these sessions will be decided in consultation with the participating organisations.  

Eligible organisations must: 

  • Be located in Victoria 
  • Have 3+ volunteers or staff available to participate in training at all onsite days  
  • Are available between mid-April to July for two rounds of three-day onsite training sessions, to be held approximately three weeks apart  
  • Have an available space at their organisation to undertake training and photography work

Further information about the project, including the link to the online application can be found here: AMaGA Victoria | Resilience Project.

Please note the deadline for submission is 11:59 pm on 12 March 2023. We understand this is a short circulation period, but we will be opening a second EOI round most likely in late May/early June to allow for additional groups to take part in the program. We encourage interested organisations who may not be available this current round, to apply for subsequent rounds.