Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Work on the Redevelopment Project continues as we prepare for the next and final round of our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will be submitted in 2017.
The HLF grant, will provide approximately 50% of the £6.3 million project cost. We have raised a considerable amount of funding already but we still have around £1.5 million to secure and much of our time leading up to the HLF application will be spent fundraising.
We will also be working on finalising our architectural scheme, plans for the new museum exhibition and the activities we will be able to offer once the new museum is complete.
Last year we carried out consultations to understand the types of things people would like to be able to do and see when they visit Kilmartin Museum. Amongst the suggestions was a bigger display of artefacts, a second exhibition gallery for temporary displays, more opportunities to take part in excavations, more information on how Argyll’s archaeology and natural history are linked and formal taught courses on archaeology with a modern education and events space to deliver them in.
This is a big list and we will be working on achieving all these things through the new Museum. We are also planning some special events in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow to make people aware of how important Argyll’s archaeology is and how important this project is.