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Funding Opportunity - Esme Fairbairn Collections Fund

7th September 2014

Esmee Fairbairn has announced its Collections Fund is currently open for applications.

The Fund provides grants totaling £1 million per year to broaden access to, and use of, museum collections and focuses on time-limited collections work outside the scope of an organisation's core resources.

Eligible applications include research into Collections; Conservation; Collections review; and initiatives to develop the use of collections. Each individual grant is within the range of £20,000- £100,000.

Previous awards include a grant of £53,000 to Glenside Hospital Museum to research items from Beaufort War Hospital, and £65,000 to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery for a project to relate the museum's coin collection to contemporary audiences.

Grantees are expected to join an MA run network which encourages shared learning and training.

The closing date for applications for this funding round is the 12th September 2014.

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