Spalding Gentlemen’s Society has over 300 years history and is the oldest surviving provincial learned society in the country. During these 300 years the Society has acquired a varied and interesting collection of objects, books and manuscripts which are housed in their 1910 purpose built premises in the centre of Spalding.
However, the Society is facing increasing challenges looking after the collection to the appropriate standards required and is significantly restricted in the access it can offer the public. The main issue is the Grade II museum building which makes it difficult to offer an accessible, viable museum and which also poses a significant threat to the collections held within it. It is this combination that is stifling the Society from its full potential. An options appraisal is required in order to assess the use of the current museum building and to explore options of using alternative venues to either re-house or display the Society’s collections.
As such SGS are currently recruiting for three tenders to deliver elements of their HLF funded project:
Please download and read the relevant information and contact Nick Caswell for further information.
Please note the deadline for submissions is the 8th May.