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Tru Vue® Conservation & Exhibition Grant Scheme

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We know that as museums and galleries emerge from the Coronavirus lockdown they will need to make changes to the way that their collections are cared for and presented to visitors. Tru Vue and Icon would like to support conservation and care of collections teams to deliver projects that will address these challenges through this new targeted grant scheme.

Overview of Grant Scheme
Eligibility
Application and Timetable
Reporting
List of Tru Vue Materials
Further Questions

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Overview of Grant Scheme

We are looking for projects that will:

Protect an object or objects already on display in order to reduce physical contact by members of the public
or
Enable an object that is not currently on display to be presented to visitors in a safe way

The grant scheme has two components:

  • In-kind donation of Tru Vue® Optium Museum Acrylic® or UltraVue® Laminated Glass for use directly related to the conservation and display of the project.
  • Funding to cover the materials, supplies and/or support needed to deliver the project.

The grants will be fixed at £2,000 per museum and five awards will be made.

Eligibility

  • The heritage institution must be based in the UK.
  • The grant is intended to support small heritage institutions with less than 100,000 visitors per year. 
  • Funding will not be awarded retrospectively for projects already completed. 

Application and Timetable

Please click here to download the application form >>

  • The deadline for applications is on 21st August 2020, 5pm
  • Applications will be considered by a panel and successful applicants will be notified by email by 28th August 2020.
  • Projects to be completed within 12 months.
  • Reports should be submitted to Icon within one month of the project completion date.

Reporting

On completion of the project we will expect you to submit a short report outlining what the project achieved and describing the positive outcomes. This could be a written report, including a selection of photographs, or it could be a short film.

List of Tru Vue Materials

An in-kind donation of Optium Museum Acrylic® or UltraVue® Laminated Glass for use directly related to the conservation and display project is available. More information on the products can be found here. Examples may include:

(1) sheet of 3048 mm x 1829 mm (72 inch x 120 inch) 6.0mm Optium Museum Acrylic
OR
(1) sheet of 3048 mm x 1829 mm (72 inch x 120 inch) 8.8mm UltraVue Laminated Glass
OR
(1) sheet of 2438 mm x 1829mm (72 inch x 96 inch) 4.5mm Optium Museum Acrylic
OR
(2) sheets of 3.0mm 2438 mm x 1219 mm (48 inch x 96 inch) Optium Museum Acrylic
OR
(2) sheets of 2159 mm x 1600 mm (63 inch x 85 inch) 4.4mm UltraVue Laminated Glass

This excludes any shipping or fabrication costs.

Further Questions 

For any questions about the programme please email pwhife@icon.org.uk

 

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