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MLA North West welcomes over £400,000 funding boost for north west regional museums.

30 August 2007

Forty-three museums and galleries in England will benefit from grants totalling £4 million, Culture Minister Margaret Hodge announced today. Provided jointly by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation, the grants will help improve the quality of museum displays and the visitor experience.

National Museums Liverpool, Peoples’ History Museum and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery have been successful applying for grants in the north west, for an imaginative array of projects aimed to improve access and understanding of our cultural heritage.

Culture Minister Margaret Hodge said:
“Once again the DCMS Wolfson Fund is providing support for museums and galleries from all regions of England. This year’s grants go to an imaginative array of projects in national institutions, university collections and well-loved local museums and galleries. This funding will give visitors the best possible experience of some wonderful collections.

Paul Ramsbottom, Executive Secretary of the Wolfson Foundation said:
"The Trustees of the Wolfson Foundation are pleased that the fund again attracted a large number of high quality applications. This investment continues to be appreciated by museums and galleries, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with DCMS to the benefit of so many important cultural institutions."

This is the sixth year of the current DCMS/Wolfson Foundation Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund, which has awarded a total of £20 million to institutions around the country since it was set up in 2002.

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