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£75,000 boost for Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther

With too many stories appearing in this blog and telling of museum which are either closing, or threatened with closure, it’s nice to see the occasional tale of additional funding, or protection of funding for an existing museum.

In this case, it’s the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Fife, based in Anstruther, and tells the history of the Scotland fishing industry with a collection of more than 66,000 items. The museum will receive £75,000 in the period 2013/14, part of a £49.7 million allocation to Scottish museums and galleries.

Simon Hayhow, director of the Scottish Fisheries Museum, said:

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is grateful to the Scottish government and the culture secretary for continued support for our work in increasing visitors and improving access to our collections.

This funding is vital to us, and allows us to unlock other sources of grants for exciting and innovative projects, such as ‘Home from the Sea’ and ‘Science and Sea Monsters’ and work on developing the museum’s range of public services for the future.

Via The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther receives £75,000

The museum hosts the historic floating vessel ‘Reaper‘ (built in 1902), which was repaired last year, and has plans to take the craft to the south Forth ports in May. Last year, it completed an upgrade to its tearoom, and opened a community curated exhibition, ‘Iconic Artists in Iconic Places’. More new exhibitions are planned for 2013, including “Science and Sea Monsters”, due to open on 16 February, 2013.

The museum also plans to find a site where it can locate a new Large Objects Store.

See also: Scottish Fisheries Museum

Fisheries Museum Anstruther

Scottish Fisheries Museum Anstruther © edward mcmaihin via geograph

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February 20, 2013 - Posted by | Civilian, Maritime | , , , ,

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