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OHA JOINS APPEALS AGAINST FUNDING CUTS TO MANY NATIONAL CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

by | March 9, 2016

Oral History Australia has asked that the Minister for the Arts reconsider his decision to cut funding to invaluable national cultural institutions.

 
Sue Anderson, President of Oral History Australia, today forwarded this petition to the Minister for the Arts, and encouraged others to advocate strongly for restoration of funding.   





                                9 March 2016

Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield
Minister for the Arts
Parliament House,
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Dear Senator Fifield

I write on behalf of Oral History Australia to express our national membership's concern at the announcement of recent funding cuts to many of our national cultural institutions, including the National Library of Ausrtralia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia.

All of these institutions are vital resources for our members. In particular the National Library's oral history collection to which our members have contributed, both as commissioned and volunteer interviewers, is of great significance to us, as is its extensive online research tool, Trove.

We ask you to reconsider your decision to cut funding to these invaluable institutions.

Yours faithfully

Dr Sue Anderson

President, Oral History Australia