Scottish Fisheries Museum to be partners in a nationwide project to address skills gap and ensure future for nationally significant heritage collections launched by Industrial Museums Scotland
Scotland’s federation of independent industrial museums is set to launch a nationwide project to address a decrease in conservation skills and ensure the country’s most important and at risk industrial artefacts are saved for future generations.
Through the two year Powering Our People project, Industrial Museums Scotland will ensure the 14 member museums have a trained and knowledgeable workforce, best equipped to care for their Nationally Significant collections, now and into the future.
The £230,000 Powering Our People project has been generously supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Museum Galleries Scotland, the Pilgrim Trust, Historic Environment Scotland, the Headley Trust and the Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust.
Announcing the Powering Our People project David Mann, Chair of Industrial Museums Scotland, says:
“We are grateful to funders for supporting this major legacy project for Scotland’s industrial museums. Key skills will be gained and shared within the workforce and the care of Scotland’s amazing and nationally important industrial heritage will become more sustainable into the future.”
Read more about the project here: IMS Powering Our People
Industrial Museums Scotland is a federation of independent industrial museums with venues across Scotland. Its aim is to ensure that Scotland’s amazing industrial heritage continues to play an important role in our rich culture, and serves to inspire the future whilst safeguarding the past. Its members care for 13 collections recognised as being of National Significance by the Scottish Government.