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This section lists all grants we have made since 2013. The categories from 2013 to 2018 are Arts, Environment and Welfare. This changed in 2018 when Welfare was replaced with Social Action. There is also a separate category for grants to Museums and Galleries in each year.

The Hepworth Wakefield

Towards the salaries and professional development of the curatorial team who will contribute to the installation and curation of outdoor sculpture in the new THW Garden

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2019
Grant size £84,667
Duration 2 years
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The History of Science Museum

Towards the salary of a new Islamic Collections Curator to develop and strengthen the skills and expertise in the curation of Islamic objects within the museum, whilst working with local volunteers and communities to integrate the curatorial role with community engagement

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2019
Grant size £100,000
Duration 2 years
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Colchester and Ipswich Museums

Towards the costs of the Evolving our Natural Science project, to transform organisational understanding of four natural science collections and develop their in-house curatorial expertise

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2018
Grant size £87,255
Duration 3 years
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Dorset County Museum

Towards the salary of a new Curatorial Director, to lead on the curation of four new permanent galleries, boosting organisational curatorial capacity

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2018
Grant size £90,172
Duration 3 years
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Gainsborough's House Society

Towards the salary of the Keeper of Art and Place to maintain curatorial skills and collections-based work and continue the 'Art in Suffolk' initiative with museums across the county

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2018
Grant size £30,000
Duration 3 years
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Holburne Museum of Art - Bath

Towards the salary of a Contemporary Curator, a new post shared between the Holburne and The Edge at the University of Bath, to develop innovative approaches to curating contemporary art

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2018
Grant size £89,431
Duration 3 years
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National Museums Scotland

Towards the costs of the Natural Science across Scotland project, providing a curatorial training and support programme to over 40 local partner museums

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2018
Grant size £107,000
Duration 2 years
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Woodhorn Charitable Trust

Towards the salary of a Project Curator, to provide a programme of collection care training to staff and volunteers across the Trust's four Northumberland sites

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2018
Grant size £92,961
Duration 2 years
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Museums Sheffield

Towards the costs of the next phase of the Going Public project which aims to research and develop relationships between private and civic collections and philanthropists, especially in fine art

Category Museums and Galleries
Year awarded 2017
Grant size £99,000
Duration 3 years
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