The Board of the Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM) has decided to close to the public, effective Friday 11 August 2017. The decision to close the art museum is in response to a range of operational and strategic challenges, including significant reductions in revenue, along with deep-rooted vulnerabilities in financial structures; extensive compliance, maintenance and infrastructure demands arising from a heritage-listed building; and the need for intensive planning around governance, financial sustainability and proposed building redevelopment.
Further information about the decision: MEDIA RELEASE: CAM BOARD
The PGAV released a statement today in response to news of the closure: PGAV MEDIA RELEASE: CAM closure
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.