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£4 million grants for English museums

Ed Vaizey announces funding to help improve 36 museums and galleries through the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.

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The grants, jointly funded by DCMS and the Wolfson Foundation, include:

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Fascinating collections from across the country

“We are incredibly fortunate to have so many rich and fascinating collections, many of which have been improved, enhanced and made more accessible by the continuing generosity of the Wolfson Foundation,” said Mr Vaizey.

Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation Paul Ramsbottom said: “We are delighted to be working in such a productive and exciting partnership with government. The quality of projects funded demonstrates once again the sheer range and richness of the country’s heritage collections. Each project will help to improve the experience of visitors.”

Today’s announcement follows on from the Spending Review which stated that the DCMS and the Wolfson Foundation would each provide a further £4 million to enable the Fund to hold two bidding rounds in the 2011-15 spending period, each one awarding £4 million. This is the first of these two rounds, the second bidding round will be held in 2013-14. 

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Published 24 January 2012