Humber Museums Partnership Grant Awards – Projects in Round One!

Posted: 5th October 2021

Humber Museums Partnership - Humber Museums Partnership Grant Awards – Projects in Round One!

Following the great news last week of our successful award of £18,300 we wanted to share details of projects and museums or heritage organisations. Please look out for event and exhibition updates from the grant recipients on social media and websites. Follow these hashtags:
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Full details of grant recipients and their projects with grant award acknowledgements:

Burton Constable Hall

Project Title – The North Wing Project: Protecting Collections, Improving Access

Philippa Wood, Burton Constable Curator, said: “Burton Constable is thrilled to have the opportunity to explore it’s unique stored music and print collections further, and to make these fantastic collections more accessible to visitors and researchers in new behind-scenes displays.”

Carnegie Heritage Centre

Project Title – R.38 Airship Disaster: centenary digital exhibition

Liz Shepherd, Chair of Trustees, said: “This grant will allow the findings and collections of the R38 Airship memorabilia that the Carnegie Heritage Centre has collected to be seen by a much wider audience.”

Hedon Museum

Project Title – FUTURE HISTORY

Tony Porter for Hedon Museum Society said “Hedon Museum has now been open for twenty-five years, and we are celebrating by holding writing, drawing and photographic competitions that we hope will engage all of our local community. Our aim is to engage with the schools and new residents and bring to them the long and distinguished history of our small town. These collections will also make an archive of this moment in time for the future, and links created with schools that will bring the past up to the present, and then be part of the ‘Future History’. We are so grateful to the Humber Museum Partnership for their recognition of our efforts to make the museum relevant to the community and by the provision of their grant making it possible to bring our ‘Future History’ project to fruition.”

The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

Project Title – Trolleybuses of the Humber

Dave Chick, Project Manager, said “I am delighted that the Humber Museums Partnership has awarded a grant to the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft to stage a new exhibition, Trolleybuses of the Humber, which will look at the untold story of the people who worked on and used the region’s trolleybuses. The volunteer-run Museum is about to embark on a major development programme which will result in a vastly improved visitor experience and improve the Museum’s resilience. The HMP funding will not only allow us to present an additional attraction it will also help us to attract new audiences and provide development opportunities for our volunteers.”

As part of the grant programme all grant recipients receive Project Grant Mentor Support from The Authentic Spark Sarah Oswald who commented: “It’s been great to have the first successful awards from the HMP Small Grants programme. As Project Mentor it’s been particularly good to see how the museums have developed their applications, making use of the support we’ve been providing. I look forward to seeing the projects develop and be delivered”

Further details of the projects and there progress will be shared over the coming months by the grant recipients and by Humber Museums Partnership.

The grants programme is part of the Humber Museums Partnership commitment to regional independent museums and heritage organisations, supported by Arts Council England.

The Humber Museums Partnership is a collaboration between Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council.