Museums, libraries and archives

A black and white photograph of four nurses in uniform.
A photograph from the archives.


Three projects that celebrate 75 years of the NHS

From oral histories to archive collections, we’ve awarded over £980,000 to three projects that record and preserve memories of our National Health Service (NHS), for use now and in the future.
Visitors taste food made with ingredients found in hedgerows at The Food Museum
Visitors take part in food recipe demonstrations, tasting ingredients found in hedgerows.


Case study: The Food Museum – Hedgerow

Sustainable Project of the Year joint winner, The Food Museum shares their experience of running a project that tackles one of our greatest environmental challenges – biodiversity loss.
Four young people chatting and looking at a display of a small historical model settlement
Curating for Change Fellows at the Museum of London. Credit: Museum of London


How to make recruitment fair and open to all

Curating for Change – the National Lottery-funded work placement programme for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent curators in museums – is challenging the heritage sector to consider equitable recruitment.
A person standing in front of a glass display of pride flags, t-shirts, leaflets and other memorabilia in a glass case
Mark Etheridge, Curator of LGBTQ+ History in front of 'Wales is… Proud' display.


Wales is Proud: a look into a national LGBTQ+ collection

Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum of Wales is actively collecting objects, documents, photographs and oral histories to fully represent the LGBTQ+ community and lived experience in Wales
Two people smiling and standing in front of a museum entrance
Heritage Fund colleagues Mwiche and Alisha at the David Livingstone Birthplace


A brave new tribute to a famous Victorian explorer

How an independent museum in Scotland is preserving and re-examining the legacy of the nation’s most renowned explorer and anti-slavery campaigner

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