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Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

£300,000 Fund available to Regional Museums

The John Ellerman Foundation has created a £300,000 fund for regional museums and galleries with a focus on visual and decorative arts, and social and natural history collections.

The aim of the fund is to enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public. This could include new ways of working for curators, and partnerships to develop and share good practice.

Applicants are encouraged to show an emphasis on the value of curatorial skills; a commitment to excellence, innovation and audience development; strong leadership at board and senior management level; effective financial management; and a lasting legacy.

Applicants must also demonstrate the national significance of their collection or work, and excellence in their field at a national level.

Three or four grants will be made each year, and grants can be for up to three years.

The fund will be distributed annually, with the first deadline for applications on 25 October 2013. The first funding tranche for successful applications is expected to be released in April 2014.

To find out more and apply, please go to the Ellerman website.