Major Government Grant Supports Portland Museum Recovery Plans
by Portland Museum
Portland Museum is delighted to announce that it has won more than £70,000 from the Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Culture Recovery Fund.
The grant will be used to help maintain the museum through the remainder of the year and ensure the museum is Covid-safe for reopening in 2021. It will underpin work to offer improved accessibility and the continuation of essential conservation activities.
Comments Portland Museum’s chair of Trustees Angela Scott: “This is an important grant which helps to enable us to carry out vital work in a number of areas while injecting some terrific energy back into the heart of the museum and our local community.
“Our museum really packs a punch as our island packs more history into each square metre than anywhere else I know.”
The museum’s manager, Lucy Watkins, its trustees and volunteers continue to work behind the scenes to develop new projects including ‘The History, Myths and Legends of Church Ope Cove’ and the new ‘pop up’ museum funded by Arts Council England, Art Fund and South West Museum Development.
Adds Angela Scott: “Our team has sorely missed the ‘real world’ contact with visitors to the museum but we continue to connect across busy social media channels.