Appetites for More: Weekly News Roundup
By The Editors
The government of New South Wales in Australia released the state budget on June 22 for the year of 2021–22, in which it commits AUD 1.3 billion (USD 981 million) to arts and culture. The 2021–22 budget will fund high-profile projects, capital works, and renovations of public spaces, and aims to revive the economy from the devastating impact of Covid-19. Projects such as the Australian Museum’s 2023 summer program “Ramses The Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs,” which features the largest collection of Ramses II items from Egypt, will be supported by an AUD 40 million (USD 30 million) Blockbuster Funding agreement. The historical Macquarie Street East Precinct will also be transformed into a cultural hub with a AUD 119 million (USD 89.8 million) commitment.