News & Opportunities

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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! 

ACE announce further funding to help South East museums

Between 2016 and 2018, £2.4million is available to support non-national museums across the country to receive loaned items from National Museums or Major Partner Museums.

John Orna-Ornstein, Director, Museums and South East, Arts Council England, said: “Ready to Borrow is a really important scheme that helps us to support a wide range of smaller museums across England. Receiving loans is a great way to introduce new audiences to exciting pieces of our history and I look forward to seeing many more organisations, in the South East and more widely, follow in the footsteps of successful applicants like Southend Museums and East Grinstead Museum.”

Ready to Borrow

The Ready to Borrow: Small Scale Capital Development scheme provides important funding for smaller museum improvements, helping them to meet requirements to receive loans from major collections.

This could be for better display cases, correct lighting, increased security and even temperature control so that important objects and artefacts are looked after.

This scheme is an important way of ensuring more people across England have the opportunity to see, learn about and enjoy important objects from major collections

More detail soon