Museums and galleries across England have been awarded a total of £4 million have to improve displays and facilities.
Funded through a partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation, these grants will be used for renovation and improvement projects in 39 museums and galleries. It will allow museums and galleries to increase access, improve displays and enhance public spaces.
Projects funded include:
The Weald and Downland Museum in Chichester which received a grant of £224,500 towards a project to reconstruct two significant but currently dismantled historic buildings dedicated to the production of food.
The Bolton Library and Museum Service which received a grant of £200,000 towards its First Impressions project which will transform the visitor experience in the 1939 Grade II Listed building by creating a new welcoming and engaging space in which their collections can be viewed.
The Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund has two applications deadlines each year and the next closing date for applications is the 1st July 2017.