Amended policy adopted

Thank you to those who provided a submission during the exhibition between Monday 8 March and Sunday 11 April 2021.

We reviewed the two submissions received and made additional amendments to the Cultural Collections Management and Gifts Policy.

A report was presented at the meeting on Tuesday 15 June 2021 and Council resolved to:

  1. Note the outcome of the public exhibition of the draft Cultural Collections Management and Gifts Policy.
  2. Adopt the amended Cultural Collections Management and Gifts Policy.

View the Council Report (Item 10.2) that includes the amended policy.

View the community engagement report.

Engagement history

Supporting public art through fundraising and donations

Northern Beaches Council is the custodian of diverse arts and cultural collections that include artworks, public art, civic ephemera and local history items that have been collected and donated over nearly 100 years. These collections contain unique items that have significance for the artistic, cultural and social history of the Northern Beaches.

The Cultural Collections include sub-collections such as the Manly Art Gallery & Museum Collection, Public Art, the Local Studies Collection, the Community Art Collection and the Civic Collection.

The Cultural Collections Management and Gifts Policy defines the principles and objectives by which the Northern Beaches Council's cultural collections are managed and developed.

Council proposes to amend the Cultural Collections Management and Gifts Policy to improve governance in receiving and managing cash donations and gifts. The main amendment will have public art included as part of the Manly Art Gallery and Museum sub-collection, allowing public art donors to benefit from the gallery’s existing Deductible Gift Recipient Status.

The amendment will permit Council to:

  • develop and maintain public art through fundraising and donations, received through the gallery
  • utilise funds raised from public art donations to support the implementation of the Coast Walk Public Art Strategic Plan.

The amended policy also states that, to be considered for the Northern Beaches Cultural Collection, items or works need to be 'whole, complete and finished'.

Have an enquiry?

Name Josephine Bennett, Manager - Arts & Culture
Phone 1300 434 434 (during business hours)