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Funding success for Kendal Museum

15 May 2014

Kendal Museum is delighted to announce they have received £6,987 through the Treasure Plus scheme, run by the Art Fund with support from The Headley Trust.

The grant will go towards the conservation, display and interpretation of seven coin hoards purchased under the Portable Antiquities Scheme. This funding will allow the Museum to introduce cutting edge augmented reality into its galleries, making it one of the first museums in Cumbria to do so.  This project is continuing the Museum’s commitment to providing new, innovative and exciting ways to engage our visitors and make history accessible to a wider audience.

Photograph courtesy of The British Museum.

Morag Clement, Archaeology Curator of Kendal Museum says “This is a fantastic opportunity for the Museum to link twenty-first century technologies with Cumbrian heritage. We are thrilled to have been awarded this funding and are looking forward to working with the Art Fund.”

A key part of this project is to promote learning, engagement and interaction within the Museum.

Kendal Museum will be doing this by delivering the Arts Award, providing the opportunity for young people to gain skills and experience of working within cultural heritage sector. In addition, the Museum will be working with local schools to develop a cross curricular learning programme, encouraging children to connect learning with real life situations.

To find out more about the Art Fund please click here.