The team behind Hull’s ambitious maritime project has secured more than £255,000 to conserve some of the city’s most important artefacts.
The funding will help plug a £2.6m shortfall needed to hit £27.4m needed for the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project.
The successful bids were made to the John Ellerman Foundation for £170,000 and Arts Council England Designation Development Fund for £88,113.
The three-year grant will support the conservation and display of some of Hull’s important maritime collections, including the refurbishment and redevelopment of its Maritime Museum.
Over the next three years, £1.8m from various funding streams will be invested in the care of the collection at the Hull Maritime Museum as well as the creation of a new collections store at Dock Office Chambers.
Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment, said the funding will help make collections more accessible to more audiences.
“It will enable people to delve deeper into the stories of a maritime city so visitors, both local or from further afield, can discover more about our nationally significant collections,” he said.
News | We’ve secured more than £255,000 from @ace_national & @EllermanUK to care & conserve many of the city’s priceless artefacts & enable deeper understanding and in-depth research of Hull’s maritime collections. #HullYMC
— Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City (@HullMaritime) December 17, 2019
“This will in turn create a more authentic experience for those visiting the museum, following its extensive refurbishment.”
Funded will see the transformation of the city’s maritime treasures including the Arctic Corsair, North End Shipyard, Spurn Lightship, Dock Office Chambers and Hull Maritime Museum.
Find more information on the project here.