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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! 

Treasure Plus: Information for Applicants

This programme, launched in 2013 by the Art Fund supported by The Headley Trust, hopes to deepen public engagement with items of Treasure, and related archaeological material, by funding interpretation and research projects.

Since the Treasure Act was launched in 1997, the Art Fund has received a growing number of applications for funding towards acquisitions of items of Treasure. However, the work does not stop once the funds have been raised to acquire the pieces. Often specialist skills and further resources are needed to display and interpret the works so that they are best used and enjoyed and appreciated by the public.

This funding programme has therefore been designed to help museums of all sizes make the most of their items of Treasure, and bring these objects to life, through small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000. Small grants can be used to great effect in a variety of creative ways, from the purchase of new equipment and materials, to a pilot project which tests a new approach to interpretation using digital technology.

Interested parties are asked to discuss any initial ideas and proposals with the Programmes team at the Art Fund before submitting an application. Applicants will then be asked to complete an application form which can be downloaded from the Art Fund website.

All applications should be submitted for consideration by 12 noon on Wednesday 12 March.

To discuss an application please contact Sarah Philp, Head of Programmes, or Penny Bull, Programmes Manager (Acquisitions).

Treasure Plus - more information