The Trustees met on 21st June 2017 at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. In addition to awarding the first ten grants of 2017, the Trustees were also interested to learn of the lasting benefit of the major strategic grant awarded to the Fitzwilliam ten years ago. That grant resulted in the creation of the post of manuscript conservator at the museum, a post now ably filled by Edward Cheese.
Grants awarded so far in 2017 total nearly £65,000 and include:
- Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh: £11,131 for the conservation of the Anglo-Zulu war archive
- Oriel College Oxford: £7,000 towards the conservation of letters of the Oxford Movement
- Cardinal Tomas O'Fiaich Memorial Library & Archive: £5,458 for the conservation of parish schedules
- Herefordshire Archives: £2,700 for the conservation of the Reuben J Stone Farm Daybook, 1906-1928
- Scottish Catholic Archives: £5,000 for the conservation of the Blairs Collection, 1806-1807
- University of St Andrews: £9,000 for the conservation of chemical manuscripts.
We are grateful to our partners and funders, including the Pilgrim Trust, MALD and the John S Cohen Foundation, whose support helped make this grants possible.
The next application deadline is 1st October, with decisions being made in early December. You can find out about NMCT's criteria and the application process here. If you have any queries about a possible application you are welcome (nay, encouraged) to contact Nell Hoare through this website.
You can download a full list of grants awarded since 2010 below as well as NMCT's latest Annual Report: