Bucks County Museum Trust is delighted to announce an award of £200,000 from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvements Fund to develop new permanent galleries about the Story of Bucks at Bucks County Museum.
The current Touch of Bucks exhibition on the ground floor of the Museum’s historic building in Church Street, Old Town Aylesbury is around 25 years old and in need of a fresh design and new exhibits. The Museum team plan to introduce many new objects from the Museum stores and highlight the amazing stories about Bucks people and landscapes in the new displays.
Museum Director, Sue Shave said :
“This funding and project will be transformational for Bucks County Museum and will provide an amazing new immersive visitor experience, which engages our communities with star objects from our collection. It is also a chance to introduce objects and stories from many of the different communities that are under-represented in Bucks. We are extremely grateful to DCMS Wolfson for making this possible.”
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Michael Ellis said:
“Our museums and galleries are among the best in the world and we are rightly proud of these institutions. The DCMS/Wolfson Fund demonstrates how the government and philanthropic organisations can work together to boost our museum sector.
“We want people up and down the country to enjoy culture and heritage wherever they are. The 35 grants awarded today will make important contributions towards improving the visitor experience; ensuring our wonderful collections are open to as many people as possible.”