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Islamic Art & Material Culture SSN Specialist Support Scheme

Specialist Support Scheme: deadline extended to September 18, 2015 (5:00 pm)

This scheme aims to provide regional museums with a toolkit to help them unlock the potential of their collections of Islamic art and material culture, using them to engage with new and diverse audiences. This opportunity includes:

• Scalable specialist support worth a maximum of £5,025 per institution;

• Help for institutions to identify and record collections, as well as define and begin to realise their potential for audience engagement through visits from specialist in collections and/or outreach and engagement;

• Creation of digital records of collections through support from a photographer;

• Tangible output from the scheme is required from each participating institution; this could vary from a physical, or on-line display to an outreach session, or professional knowledge sharing event;

• Delivery on a region-by-region basis beginning in the current financial year (2015/6) with West Midlands and South-East;

Details on the application can be found here. Please direct any enquiries to:

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