The Roxy Greek Museum housed in the Roxy Theatre, Bingara recently took out top prize at the Museums and Galleries National Award ceremony in Sydney.
The museum, which is dedicated to Greek immigration and their involvement in cafes and theatres throughout NSW and Queensland, was awarded first prize in the Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fit-out category for projects under $150,000.
“We are really honoured to win this award and are very proud to have a facility of this calibre in our small town, and for it to be recognised by an institute such as Museums and Galleries is really exciting” said Georgia Standerwick, Economic Development Officer for Gwydir Shire Council.
“Winning this award is testament to the hard work and dedication of Gwydir Shire Council, its staff and volunteers, the Roxy Greek Museum Committee and curator Peter Prineas”.
The Museums and Galleries National Awards, or MAGNAs, began in 2011 and recognises excellent work nationally in the categories of exhibition, public programs and sustainability projects.
The MAGNAs aim to encourage the continuous improvement and development of Australian museums and galleries, inspire and recognise innovation in the collecting sector, and enhance the profile of museums and galleries in local and wider communities.