Five museums and galleries across the North West set to benefit from over £880,000

Today, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced a funding package of £887,200 to five organisations in the North West. Through HLF’s Collecting Cultures programme, these organisations, will be able to add to their core collections through strategic purchases.

Sara Hilton, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund North West, said: “Collecting Cultures is unique: HLF is the only funding body that currently offers this type of support for museums, libraries and archives. Building on past success, this second incarnation of the initiative is back by popular demand. This investment of over £880,000 will greatly enhance collections across the North West – in subjects ranging widely from contemporary slavery, high fashion to football in art– and encourage more public access and involvement.”

Manchester Art Gallery, From Catwalk to High Street (£307,300)

The Fusilier Museum, Bury, Enriching the Collection (£60,000)

National Museums Liverpool, the International Slavery Museum’s Transatlantic and Contemporary Slavery Collecting Project (£225,000)

People’s History Museum, Manchester, Voting for Change – 150 years of Radical Movements for Democracy, 1819 to 1969 (£95,000)

National Football Museum, Manchester, The Art of Football (£199,900)

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