Museum secures grant to help it move towards a greener future!

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating receiving a grant of £2,000 from the Marches Network, Museum Development Annual Museum Development Grants 2013-4.  The money will help the museum install LED lighting within the museum.  Changing to LED lighting will reduce the energy bills of the museum and help to reduce its carbon footprint.  The museum is part of a Reducing Bills: Greening Museums Programme taking place across the West Midlands.  To follow our progress check our blog at nuneatonmuseum.wordpress.com 

cropped-museum-banner-aaa.jpgarts councilMarches network logoThe funding which is distributed through the Marches Network is open only to Accredited Museums.  Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery achieved Accreditation in February of this year.  The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for UK museums.  To qualify museums must meet standards on how they are managed, for the services they offer and how they care for collections.  Application is by invitation and the museum must provide evidence of their work including feedback from users.  The application is independently assessed and then considered by a panel of experts.  On the award, the museum was particularly praised for its forward plan which they felt was well informed by user consultation.

Councillor Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Arts and Leisure said:

“It is great to see that the museum has not only been recognised for the standard of its work but that this has led to receiving a grant.  This money will enable the museum to keep providing an excellent service to local people in a way which is cost effective and reduces its impact on the environment.”

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