01 June 2012
Museums Galleries Scotland has announced the successful applicants to their grant fund, who will receive grants from a £250,000 investment fund. ...
Museums Galleries Scotland has announced the successful applicants to their grant fund, who will receive grants from a £250,000 investment fund.
Museums Galleries Scotland has announced that nineteen Scottish museum projects have been successful in their applications for grants, and will receive a share of £250,000 in funding.
North Lanarkshire Council has received £21,180 towards the restoration and refurbishment of a replica of the Vulcan. The original Vulcan was a horse-drawn barge which carried passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow. When it launched in 1819 it was the first all iron-hulled boat to be constructed. Over the coming year, a replica of the vessel, made in 1986, will be transformed into a visitor attraction at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life.
Other recipients include the Highlanders Museum Redevelopment Project, which will receive £10,000; the Rozelle House and Maclaurin Galleries Improvement Project, which will receive £15,375; and phase two of the Kilmartin House Museum development, which has been awarded £20,000.
Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: 'Scotland’s museums and galleries play a vital role in supporting tourism, the economy and local communities. They are a valuable resource, educating people from home and further afield about our past, present and future.
'We are pleased to be able to fund these inspiring projects which demonstrate the vision of the people working in our museums and galleries throughout the country. We hope that the recently launched National Strategy for Scotland’s Museums and Galleries will encourage more projects like these which work to strengthen connections between museums and the diverse communities which they serve.'
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