AMaGA Submission to the NSW Legislative Council on the proposed amalgamation of Sydney Living Museums with the State Archives and Records Authority

We commend the Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin MLC, for his expressed aim for “increasing public knowledge and enjoyment of the stories that shape our social, historical and cultural identity.” However, the Policy Paper provides minimal rationale for amalgamating two separate organisations with quite different legislative and management responsibilities. Our major concern is to ensure that the proposed or further reforms do indeed enhance and support the ability of the SLM to best fulfil all the requirements of its mandate, operating as a complex museum organisation of historic sites, collections, cultural landscapes and networked relationships.

 

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