A WA Week Forum organised by the History Council of Western Australia.
The History Council of Western Australia, representing a broad range of groups and individuals, is concerned that the key place of culture and the arts, history and heritage in WA is not receiving due recognition.
A vibrant, well funded and supported arts and heritage sector is vital for residents and visitors alike. Recent cuts to opening hours at the WA Museum and Art Gallery, the closure of the Fremantle History Museum, the suspension of the WA Premier's Book Awards, the absence of a new storage facility for the State's archives and budget cuts for Arts related agencies, are just a few of the recent decisions about which we have grave concerns.
What better occasion than WA Week to discuss the effect that these and other decisions are having on the vitality of our State.
We implore those employed or interested in history, heritage, literature, the arts, libraries, museums, education and tourism to join us at the Perth Town Hall to hear a panel discussion led by a range of eminent speakers.