£30k boost for tank museum

£30k boost for tank museum

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 11:14am 20th December 2019.

The Tank Museum has secured over £30,000 of funding from Arts Council England.

The money will go towards the maintenance of its historic collection of vehicles.   

The operation of The Tank Museum's historic vehicles, particularly those that originate outside the UK, requires a high level of expertise and training to ensure staff have the necessary level of expertise to sustainably manage and maintain the collection.

The programme will allow experts from around Europe and the UK to share their knowledge with Museum staff.

Churchill Mark III Overhaul
Churchill Mark III Overhaul

Phil Gibby, South West Area Director at Arts Council England, said:

"We are extremely pleased to support The Tank Museum through our Designation Development Fund, with thanks to the National Lottery. 

"The project will ensure the long-term sustainability of The Tank Museums' excellent collection of historic vehicles, allowing more people to experience the benefits that cultural activity can bring. 

"We are delighted that this funding will encourage collaborative working and sharing of best practice between the Tank Museum and experts from around Europe and the UK."  

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CRARRV Engine Lift

Head of Marketing Nik Wyness added:

"Working with experts from across the military vehicle sector means that we are looking after our historic collection to the highest possible standards.

"As the custodians of this piece of national heritage, it is crucial that we keep them in good condition for generations to come."