Posted by Emily Hutton
The University of Nottingham’s Museum of Archaeology at Lakeside has been awarded more than a £300K investment from Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund.
The Museum Resilience Fund is aimed at supporting cultural and heritage organisations to pursue development opportunities which will make them more sustainable and resilient for the future.
The award will enable the museum to re-imagine its extensive collections of regional, national and international significance; its interior and exterior spaces; and its access to distinctive and diverse expertise to create innovative and experimental opportunities that engage both existing and new audiences, ensuring its sustainability into the future.
Peter Knott, Area Director of Arts Council England, said: “One of the Arts Council’s ambitions is for museums to be more resilient for the future so people can continue to access historical collections. It is great that this investment can support the Museum of Archaeology to develop plans to make its collections more widely available to local schools, interest groups, artists and the public.”
Professor Chris Rudd, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at The University of Nottingham, said: “The University of Nottingham is delighted with the news of the Arts Council’s Museum Resilience Fund award to the Museum at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. This considerable investment will result in a major step change in the way the museum is able to engage with and involve existing and new audiences with exciting research and learning in the museum sector.”
Nottingham University’s Museum of Archaeology was the winner of the Nottinghamshire Heritage Site of the Year Award in 2014.