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Conservation grants

This programme provides funding towards the conservation of objects in UK collections, to help museums unlock new stories about these objects and improve collections care and display.

Conservation Grants offer funding to support remedial conservation of objects in UK collections, and public engagement activity associated with the object(s) conserved or the conservation process.

Our priority areas for support are works of art and other objects of artistic interest dating from antiquity to the present day. If you are hoping to conserve an object or material that might not fall into this category, we may be able to consider it.

The grants will help organisations to unlock new stories about objects in their collection, while ensuring they are well cared for, better displayed and researched.

This programme is temporarily closed for new applications but will be reopen in Spring 2020. If you have any questions about this opportunity ahead of the reopening, please contact Eleanor McGrath, head of grants, at who would be happy to discuss your project idea with you.

Credits and acknowledgements

Our conservation grants are made possible by the generosity of donors to our conservation appeal.

As demand increases for funds to restore and protect objects and works of art, donations to our conservation appeal help us to bring overlooked works out of the shadows – and ensure they’re seen for generations to come.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact:

Eleanor McGrath, head of grants

020 7225 4815

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