Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Arts Council England supports Wakefield Museums!

Get ready for a really exciting couple of years for Wakefield Council museum service. We have just heard brilliant news that the Arts Council England, Renaissance Strategic Support Fund will be funding around £150K of exhibitions, displays and redevelopment across the museum service 2013 -2015. 

This funding will allow us to deliver a wide ranging programme of activity including an exhibition showing off our costume collection, a redevelopment of the permanent displays at Pontefract Museum and the conservation and display of a Viking/Saxon period logboat from Stanley Ferry.  Watch this space for more updates of projects.

This 1000 year old logboat, excavated from Stanley Ferry in 1838, will be coming back to Wakefield from Yorkshire Museum.  Stanley Ferry's ferry returns!
This funding demonstrates Wakefield Council’s commitment to ensuring that culture in the district continues to be supported through difficult financial times.

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