New £4 Million Funding Round Announced to Improve Exhibition Spaces and Accessibility in Museums and Galleries (England)

Museums and galleries across England will be able to apply for a share of £4 million from Spring 2018 to improve exhibition spaces and increase accessibility. Funded through a partnership between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation grants of up to £300,000 per project will be available.

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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/arts-minister-launches-4-million-dcmswolfson-museums-and-galleries-improvement-fund

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