Rewarding a rich history

BBC News has reported £4m boost for museums in England with thirty one museums and galleries in England benefiting from grants totally £4m to improve displays.

The money, aimed at enhancing visitors' experiences, has come from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Wolfson Foundation.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery gained the largest grant of £300,000 which it will use on a new gallery telling the story of the city from medieval times to the present.

Museum head Rita McLean said: “I would like to thank the DCMS and the Wolfson Foundation for recognising our need for a gallery that will be of long-term benefit to local, regional and international visitors."


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