Milton Keynes Council receives £100,000 from the Museum Resilience Fund

Milton Keynes Council has been selected for £100,000 funding from the Museum Resilience Fund.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 2:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:36 pm
MK Museum

The council is among 94 museums and organisations across England to receive the Arts Council cash injection.

The fund aims to support museums to become more sustainable and resilient businesses.

A total of £12.3million has been awarded across the 94 successful projects.

Milton Keynes Council is working with the MK Heritage Consortium to support the organisational development of three accredited Museums: Cowper & Newton, Bletchley Park and MK Museum.

MKC and the MKHC will oversee the development of a joint strategy that will seek to increase and diversify investment across all three museums and two other heritage organisations, supporting their long term-resilience and maximising opportunities to share their collections with audiences.

“The focus of our investment approach for museums in 2015-18 is on building a more resilient sector,” said John Orna-Ornstein, director of museums at Arts Council England.

“The Museum Resilience fund is a key part of that, providing vital support to museums right across the country.

“We are really pleased to be able to support Milton Keynes Council and MK Heritage Consortium as they seek to improve the resilience of five cultural and heritage organisations, helping to maximise opportunities for audiences to engage with their collections.”