We are delighted to be able to announce the organisations who have been successful in securing funding from the 'Tru Vue ® Conservation & Exhibition Grant Scheme'. The funding was offered to support museums and galleries with under 100,000 visitors a year to make changes to the way that their collections are cared for and presented to visitors as they adapt to the requirements of operating in these challenging times.
We are extremely grateful to Tru Vue for their continued generous support. This funding will be used to support a wide range of projects across the country and will make a huge difference to the institutions and for the care of their collections.
Project: Dear Mr. Poole (Steadman)
In a time with very limited exhibition budgets, the Cartoon Museum will be using the grant to frame a number of three-dimensional pieces by the artist Ralph Steadman ready to go on display in February 2021.
Co-operative Heritage Trust
Project: Out of the Shadows: Post Crisis Collections
To support the safe permanent display of a large handmade replica of a 1900’s dolls house to help enable local schools, community groups and members of the public engage with the history of the co-operative.
Horton Chapel Arts & Heritage Society
Project: The Horton Heritage Exhibition
Horton Chapel is the last surviving of five psychiatric hospitals in Epsom, Surrey. The grant will be used to support the Covid safe display and interpretation of objects associated with the asylum ahead of the opening of the restored and refurbished Horton Chapel Arts Centre in the spring of 2021.
The Pankhurst Trust
Project: The Pankhurst Centre: Place of Protest
To support the safe display of a variety of feminist publications, badges, and ephemera from the 1980s and 1990s alongside recently donated personal archive material from Dr Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. This will be part of a display charting the timeline of protests, from the suffragettes to the modern day.
Royal West of England Academy
Project: Dod Procter: Challenging Conventions
The project will see the conservation, fitting out and glazing of two works in the RWA’s collection by Dod Procter RA RWA, to bring them to a suitable condition for inclusion in the exhibition ‘Challenging Conventions’ at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, and thereafter for display at the RWA.
Lead image: Creative commons