Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery and Lancashire Museums awarded funding for Arts Council Museums and schools programme

10 regional museums and schools partnerships have been awarded a total of £3.6 million funding until 2015 through the Arts Council Museums and schools programme.

The 10 regional museums will partner with clusters of up to 100 local schools, national museums and work with bridge organisations to increase the number of high quality educational visits by schools in areas which currently have lower than average cultural engagement as defined by low numbers of schools engaging with Artsmark.

It will also reach places of greatest need, as indicated by a higher than national average level of free school meal take up.

This programme is funded through the Department for Education as a response to key recommendations from Cultural Education: an independent review by Darren Henley.

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