Renaissance Major Grant from Arts Council England
The consortium’s bid is one of only two successful applications from the South East of England, and one of 16 nationwide. The funding will go towards ‘Oxford ASPIRE’, a collaborative programme which will be mounted by the Ashmolean Museum, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Museum of the History of Science, and The Oxfordshire County Council Museums Service. The museums have previously received Renaissance funding and the latest award will support improved public access to both the collections and the knowledge of museum staff.
Pitt Rivers Museum Director Michael O'Hanlon said:- “Renaissance funding has transformed the offer we are able to make to the Museum’s visitors. We greatly look forward to our collaboration with ACE as the scheme's new funders to continue this work.”
ACE’s award is for the period from April 2012 to March 2015 under the Renaissance Major Grants scheme. Full details of funding have yet to be announced.