Tweed Regional Museum to get major lighting upgrade

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has welcomed a $140,000 NSW Government grant to upgrade lighting at Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah.

STATE Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has welcomed a $140,000 NSW Government grant to upgrade lighting at Murwillumbah’s Tweed Regional Museum in its 20th anniversary year.

Ms Saffin congratulated Museum Director Molly Green on her successful application under the Infrastructure Grants Program, made possible by the Clubgrants Category 3 Fund.

This fund reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs’ gaming machine profits back into community projects.

In a community recognition statement lodged in Parliament last week, Ms Saffin paid tribute to the professionalism and passion of Ms Green, Curator Erika Taylor and their dedicated support staff.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since three historical societies – Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Uki & South Arm – signed a Memorandum of Understanding to amalgamate under Tweed Shire Council’s management,” Ms Saffin said.

“Over that time, the museum has grown exponentially into one of Australia’s leading regional museums.

“Molly Green is blessed by having a 30-strong team of volunteers, known as museum ambassadors.

“Tweed Regional Museum has amassed a collection of more than 100,000 objects housed in the former Tweed Shire Council Chambers, built in 1915, and extended with a contemporary space in 2014.

“While the collection can also be viewed online, it is the high standard of rotating exhibitions for which the museum is renowned.”

Omnia: all and everything is a new major exhibition celebrating the 20-year milestone and will run until 23 November 2024.

Curated to redefine the traditional museum experience, Omnia invites visitors on an immersive journey through the vibrant history, dynamic present and promising future of the Tweed Shire.

OMNIA: Tweed Regional Museum Director Molly Green shows Lismore MP Janelle Saffin around the Omnia: all and everything exhibition.