Applications open for International Exhibitions Insurance Program

30 April 2015

Today I announce that the Australian Government's International Exhibitions Insurance Program is now open for applications.

Up to $2 million is available annually to assist Australia's collecting institutions to offset insurance costs for major touring exhibitions of international art works and cultural objects for public display in Australia.

Funding through this program provides Australian audiences with more opportunities to experience significant international exhibitions at home by reducing overhead costs for collecting institutions.

This year, the program guidelines have been revised to extend the support available to cultural institutions. The changes include a lower exhibition value threshold allowing a broader range of institutions to participate in the program and a greater diversity of international works to go on display in Australia.

The program also provides valuable opportunities for international collaboration between Australian and overseas institutions.

Previous exhibitions supported by the Australian Government's International Exhibitions Insurance program include the recent Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum at the Melbourne Museum and Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court at the National Gallery of Victoria.

More information about the Australian Government International Exhibition Insurance program can be found on the Ministry for the Arts website.