SHARE launch new Acquisitions Grants

SHARE Museums East have just launched a new Acquisitions Grant, which is open until 22 March 2021 as a rolling programme.

If you are thinking about applying, please let me know – I’m very happy to support with developing and reviewing/proofing applications.

Details from SHARE:

As part of our 2018-2022 regional Museum Development activity plan, funded by Arts Council England, SHARE Museums East is supporting museums to develop their collections. We want to help museums to improve the representation and diversity of the stories that present, through the collections they have and interpret. We want museums to be able to provide a more accurate, balanced and inclusive interpretation of the past, therefore becoming more relevant and sustainable as a result.

Museums can apply for a grant of up to £2000 towards obtaining a new acquisition. The grant application form and full guidance is available from the SHARE Museums East website.

Examples of activities for which the grant can be used, include:

  • Purchase of object/objects to develop permanent collections
  • Commissioning of work/works from an artist
  • Costs towards working with a community advisory panel to inform new acquisition/s
  • Valuation costs, framing and display, the conservation and restoration of works, transport and storage costs to