We are delighted to send you the latest Annual Report of the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust - the only charity in the UK with the sole purpose of supporting the conservation of manuscripts in our archives, libraries, museums and universities.
Download our 2020 Annual Report here:
In 2020, NMCT grants totalling over £150,000 were awarded to 15 institutions across the UK. For the first time ever, NMCT Trustees dipped into reserves to ensure that grant-giving could be maintained. This was vital because it was more important last year than ever to support beleaguered libraries and county record offices to conserve their collections and, in so doing, to support freelance conservators who have suffered massive reductions in income as a result of Covid-19.
As always, the range of collections that are now benefiting from conservation is huge. They include a14th/15th century almanac; a processional from Castle Acre; two collections of probate records; the records of the Court of Arches at Lambeth Palace Library; the notebooks of geologist Sir Charles Lyell; and the 16th-century Historia de Tlaxcala at the University of Glasgow, which is pictured on the front cover of the annual report.
Our next deadline for applications is 1st October 2021. If you have a project that might be eligible for NMCT's support you can find our more about our grants by following the link below or by contacting us through this website.