Renaissance North West announces the launch of two small grants schemes. £135,000 of Renaissance monies is being made available direct to regional museums.
29 March 2007
Collections Care for Access
Museum Development Fund 2007-2008
The Museum Development Fund Small Grants has grown out of the recent Collections Care and Conservation Mapping Exercise undertaken by Halahan Consultants on behalf of Renaissance NW during 2006.
Renaissance North West support is available in grants of up to £5,000 for initiatives delivered by non-Hub museums and galleries, which are realistic and deliverable, and have clear ambitions for projects carried out by regional museums and galleries and taking place by 31st March 2008. These projects will explore The Accreditation Standard, in particular but not exclusively Section 4.5, Benchmarks in Collections Care and the Collections for the Future Agenda.
This may be through:
Targeted conservation to support access to collections on display or items for loan and touring exhibitions
Improvements to collections care for objects on display
Training in the use and interpretation of environmental data
Funding for condition surveys to be carried out by conservators, to establish the conservation priorities of a museum.
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Collections for the Future Challenge Fund 2007 – 2008
The Collections for the Future Challenge fund is for inspired collections’ interpretation and access projects carried out by regional museums and galleries and taking place by 31st March 2008. This is an opportunity to experiment, take risks, to do something imaginative and innovative with collections.
Renaissance North West support is available in grants of up to £5,000 for initiatives delivered by non-Hub museums and galleries, which are realistic and deliverable, and have clear ambitions to explore the Engagement and Dynamic Collections themes of the Collections for the Future agenda, in particular by increasing access to unknown or underused parts of collections that may be currently in store or on display.
This may be through:
redisplay and reinterpretation
events and activities
interpretative materials such as information panels, publications
opening up collection stores
research and development, including travel and buying in expertise for specific collections’ access research projects, including long loans or transfers of collections
Deadline for receipt of applications to both schemes
Thursday 10th May 2007 at 5pm.
Multiple applications from organisations to one or both schemes are welcome. However, the application process is competitive.