£27,000 Arts Council funding boost for Buxton museum

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has celebrated another cash windfall after being awarded £27,000 by the Arts Council England.

The Terrace Road site is one ten museums and heritage sites across the East Midlands to share £1,234,435 following the latest round of applications to the arts council’s Museum Resilience Fund.

In the current economic climate it is really important for cultural organisations to be sustainable and resilient businesses.

Peter Knott, Area Director for Arts Council England

Aimed at helping the museums become more sustainable and resilient businesses, the money will provide support over a 12-month to three-year period.

Peter Knott, Area Director for Arts Council England, said: “This significant investment is a real boost for museums and heritage sites across the East Midlands.

“In the current economic climate it is really important for cultural organisations to be sustainable and resilient businesses.

“This funding is aimed at supporting museums to make the most of opportunities for development which will help ensure the public can continue to benefit from the wealth of historical collections.”

This latest award for Buxton Museum and Art Gallery comes just days after the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded it a grant of £869,000 towards a series of projects aimed at promoting the heritage of the Peak District.

Other Derbyshire recipients of the Museum Resilience Fund cash include East Midlands Museum Service, which was awarded £85,235, while Belper North Mill Trust is to receive £59,314.