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Art collections in Scotland to benefit from funding announcement

Date Posted: 14/07/11

Art collections in Scotland to benefit from funding announcement

Museums Galleries Scotland has announced that 16 of the most important collections in the country will benefit from a new round of funding this year.

In total, just under £650,000 will be handed out, with those on short breaks able to enjoy new display spaces and innovative designs.

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh will be given £36,970, while the University of Edinburgh will get £40,000 to redevelop St Cecilia's Hall.

Joanne Orr, chief executive officer of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: "This funding invested into our Recognised Collections ensures they are cared for and promoted to wider audiences. For a small museum this represents a major cash injection, and helps put them on a firm footing for the future. For a large museum it is a chance to do something they simply didn’t have the resources to before."

She went on to say that modernising buildings can help to breathe new life into a display, while web-based projects will also be touched on.

Currently, the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh is preparing to present its new galleries, which will open on Friday July 29th.

Posted by Becky Spence

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