Lady Lever Art Galley awarded Heritage Lottery Fund

. October 24, 2013

The Lady Lever Art Galley has received initial support* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major redevelopment of the Gallery.

National Museums Liverpool is planning £2.8m improvements to the venue that will see 500 square metres of gallery space transformed and returned to its original architectural design.

This equates to a revamp of more than a quarter of the venue.

Other works would include making the Gallery’s internationally renowned collections more accessible to visitors and at the south end of the building we would create a viewing terrace.

The refurbishment would see more than 1,700 items of fine and decorative redisplayed and new educational resources would also be developed for local schools and the community.

The collections set to benefit from new themed displays include Wedgwood, Chinese porcelain, 18th century paintings and furniture, sculpture and Napoleonic era arts.

HLF has given the project a first round pass* which includes a development grant of £149,400. This means National Museums Liverpool has up to two years to submit fully developed proposals to compete for a firm award.

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with more than £5.5bn across the UK.

You can find out more about the Lady Lever Art Gallery at: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever/

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