Brighton and Hove's Royal Pavilion and Museums have been selected to be a partner of Arts Council England, owing to their excellent work, particularly relating to broadening engagement with young people, and resilience.
Museums which will benefit include the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Hove Museum & Art Gallery, The Booth Museum of Natural History, Preston Manor and Brighton History Centre.
The scheme, which will see the Royal Pavilion and Museums as part of a team of sixteen partners, follows the Arts Council's assumption of responsibilities for museum development from the Museums Libraries and Archives Council.
It is the first time major Renaissance grants have been awarded for a three year period via an open application system against published criteria.
The final part of the Arts Council's reworked Renaissance programme is the ongoing development of National programmes, including Accreditation, Designation, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the PRISM fund, support for national campaigns such as Kids in Museums and Museums at Night, and subject specialist networks.
Arts Council England is confident that the various funding streams of its Renaissance programme will work together to provide a comprehensive package of support, driving excellence and delivering long term change in museums in England, with the aim of attracting more visitors to museums and enabling people to experience them in new and innovative ways. (Brighton Magazine)