The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP
FORMER MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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Media Release

FA98 / 9 July 2002

Australia-Indonesia Institute Grant to Provide Access to Indonesia's Most Important Living Artistic Tradition

I am pleased to announce a grant by the Australia-Indonesia Institute, which will give Australian and international audiences on-line access to one of the richest resources of Indonesian textiles.

The grant of $47,000 will go to the National Gallery of Australia for the digitisation and creation of a dedicated website of the Gallery's famous collection of 1200 Indonesian textiles. The website will provide access for students, scholars, museum staff and the general public to Indonesia's most important living artistic tradition.

It will allow the Gallery's recent acquisition of over 400 Indonesian textiles from the famous Holmgren-Spertus private collection to be appreciated by much wider audience.

This project will create an ongoing facility, which will be able to be upgraded and enhanced in the future as the textile collection and related scholarship grows. Work on the project will commence this month and will be completed within twelve months.

Media enquiries: Chris Kenny (Ministerial) 02 6277 7500 / Lyndall Sachs (Departmental) 02 6261 1555


 

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