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Foundation partners with Government to fund museums

Foundation partners with Government to fund museums

News (UK)

Museums and galleries in England will benefit from grants totalling £4m from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Wolfson Foundation.

The funds will be distributed to a variety of projects to improve the quality of museum displays and the experience for visitors while improving the understanding of our cultural heritage.

The grants will go to museums and galleries across England including a new gallery dedicated to extinct animals and contemporary environmental issues at Manchester Museum, and new displays at Norwich Castle that chronicle its 500-year history as the county jail.

Paul Ramsbottom, Executive Secretary of the Wolfson Foundation, said, "The DCMS/Wolfson partnership has become an excellent example of what can be achieved when public funds are matched with private philanthropy. The awards announced today are a testimony to the quality and diversity of the country's museums and galleries. The Wolfson Foundation is delighted to be associated with these excellent projects."

The grants came from the annual £4m budget of the DCMS/Wolfson fund which is composed of £2m from DCMS and £2m from the Wolfson Foundation. The grants, to 31 institutions across the country, range from £10,000 to £300,000.

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