£4million fund to help improve county museums and galleries - The Evesham Observer

£4million fund to help improve county museums and galleries

Evesham Editorial 26th Mar, 2022   0

EVESHAM’S MP Nigel Huddleston has encouraged museums and galleries across Mid-Worcestershire to bid for the £4million in new cash to the Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund

This cash boost will support the improvement of displays, protect collections, and make museums and galleries more accessible to visitors – helping to level up people’s opportunities to participate in and enjoy culture across the country.

The Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are contributing extra funding to mark 20 years of the two organisations supporting arts and cultural groups.

Over the last 20 years the fund has supported 415 projects with £48million in 350 museums in the UK.

Museums and galleries benefitting from the fund’s investments have improved access for communities to their local history.

Funding awarded has helped to increase opening hours and visitor numbers, so more people can visit their collections and enjoy our national heritage.

Mr Huddleston said: “We have a national cultural heritage of which we can be proud, and every community should be able to visit and appreciate the collections on their doorstep.

“The Government’s extra funding, building on the £48million which has already supported 415 projects, is a welcome opportunity to widen access to the wonderful and historic collections in our museums, and galleries and I urge organisations across Mid Worcestershire to apply.

“This Government is levelling up culture across the nation – opening the doors to our museums and galleries so that wherever people live they can be proud of our shared history.”

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