Transport museum wins share of £300,000 funding pot

Dundee Transport Museum is one of nine projects receiving funding from Museum Galleries Scotland.

The national development body for the country's museums is sharing more than 300-thousand-pounds between nine projects.

It will support redevelopment, international partnership projects, and the preservation of important collections.

Lucy Casot, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: "We are delighted to support museums and galleries in Scotland to continue their ambitious approach to making the fascinating collections in their care accessible to everyone. 

"The nine funded projects are looking to the future to create museums that are relevant and responsive to their communities and visitors. 

"Many of the museums are using the grant to strengthen their position in these changing times through developing their financial sustainability, increasing use of digital technology in exhibitions, and creating peer to peer learning opportunities." 

The Dundee museum is receiving more than £37,000 to support its goal or long-term sustainability.

The money will be used to create a 24-month museum development officer post, who will work to establish the foundations for the museum's future.

Chairperson Peter Webber said: "Dundee Museum of Transport is delighted to have been awarded funding towards our project to ensure a sustainable future for the museum. 

"The funding for a development officer will allow us to expand our events schedule and promote the museum to a wider audience whilst exploring more innovative income generating projects, ensuring a financially sound and stable future."

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