The Lapworth Museum of Geology has been successful in securing funding from Arts Council England (£58k).
The funding will help the museum plan for the long-term use of its building and collections through effective business planning, marketing, and the development of a new revenue generation model. It will also support an initiative to share best practice and work with a more diverse range of museums, particularly those with natural history and geology collections.
Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England, said: “In the Midlands we’re fortunate to have an exceptional mix of museums on our doorstep housing local histories and national treasures. We believe these museums – and the objects they keep safe - play a vital part in community life, helping us celebrate our heritage, deepening our knowledge of the world around us, and entertaining people of all ages. This latest investment from our Museum Resilience Fund is about helping our region’s museums become more sustainable businesses so their rich collections can be used and enjoyed for many years to come.”