University of Nottingham Museum awarded Culture Recovery Fund support


October 23rd, 2020

The University of Nottingham Museum has been awarded £61,160 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future.

The University of Nottingham Museum was one of 588 cultural and creative organisations across the country who received urgently needed support on Saturday 17 October. Lakeside Arts also received £249,714 in the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Clare Pickersgill, Keeper, University of Nottingham Museum, said “we are grateful for this funding which will enable us to continue to offer different types of programming, both in the Museum and remotely, when we reopen on the 29 October. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Museum and working together in new ways.”

The Museum holds a collection of mainly regional archaeology covering a 250,000 year

period. Through its community, regional, national and international partnerships it offers a Learning and Public Programme including an Exhibition Programme.

The funding will enable the Museum to continue to develop its programme, working in different ways with schools and community groups, as well as supporting its reopening on Thursday 29 October.

The funding also allows the Museum to continue its collection development work, including preparing collections for future digital projects. Upcoming work in this area includes a collaboration with Digital Humanities and a Digital Heritage Programme as part of Nottingham Advantage Award.

The Museum is also moving forward with an exciting new collaboration with Creswell Crags (www.creswell-crags.org.uk) which also received support from the Culture Recover Fund. This includes funding to support a new partnership between Creswell Crags and the University of Nottingham Museum which will include the development of new schools programming and an exhibition at the Museum.

To find out more about the Museum, including details of the upcoming re-opening, visit the brand-new webpage.

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