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Annual Report 1999/00 Arts and Museums



Annual Report 1999/00 Arts and Museums

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Tabled papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT






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Partners in community service An Open Day held to coincide with National Science Week attracted 811 visitors and provided behind the scenes tours and a range of activities. Other community events on offer during the year included a seminar for Seaweek, an artists forum for Artists in the Field and World Environment Day celebrations. School holiday activities included January 2000 Holiday Science Fun show held in conjunction with CSIRO and programs complementing the Spiders! exhibition. Two other holiday programs were conducted in collaboration with Life Be In It and Territory Craft. Total Education Attendances for 1999/00 Level No of Groups Total Visitors Primary Schools 1 13 3,453 Secondary Schools 82 2,238 Pre-school 21 572 Tertiary 8 171 Community 10 154 School Holiday 24 1,090 Total 258 7,678 Sponsorship from the business community for M AQNT activities Sponsorships included: Telstra continued its sponsorship ($167,000 per annum) of the Telstra presents the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award by providing funding for prizes, acquisitions and publicity associated with the Award exhibition and tour. TNT and Rydges Plaza Darwin Hotel provided additional support for the Award The Shell Company provided $20,000 towards the Shell Aboriginal Art Fund, which supports emerging indigenous artists MAGNT continued to seek sponsorship or assistance in-kind from the business community and was successful in attracting support from local television station NTD8 to promote the travelling exhibition Tasmanian Tiger: The Mystery of the Thylacine from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. An extensive TV campaign was aired resulting in attendance figures dramatically increasing with over 22,000 visitors visiting the Museum and Art Gallery over the duration of the exhibition Darwin Central All Seasons Premier Hotel continued its sponsorship association with the National Craft Acquisition Award Involvement of community groups in MAQNT activities Community and special interest groups are encouraged to participate in M A G N T activities. During the year, community group activities included: Providing work experience for three students in Natural Sciences and advised and assisted students from local high schools with their Independent Research Reports

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