Funding: HLF Collecting Cultures back by popular demand
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced a £5m funding package to a range of museums, libraries and archives across the UK.
Through HLF’s Collecting Cultures programme, 23 organisations, from Glasgow to Brighton, will be able to add to their core collections through strategic purchases.
Whilst the majority of successful applicants are museums/ galleries, there are also four archives and one library in the batch. Highlights of plans include: developing a collection on polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition; football-related art from the post-war period such as poster art and advertising media; material illustrating Scotland’s textile industry from the 1800s onwards; and the acquisition of archaeological artifacts from a number of eras such as the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Saxons, Vikings and Romans.
This is the second time HLF has run Collecting Cultures, an initiative to support museums, libraries and archives in developing their collections through strategic acquisition projects. Grantees plan and deliver programmes of targeted purchase whilst developing staff skills and engaging a wider range of people with their collections.
Find out more
Find out more about the HLF’s Collecting Cultures funding programme on the Collecting Cultures programme page.
Read the full ‘Collecting Cultures Back by Popular Demand’ HLF article.