William Morris Gallery Awarded £1.5 Million Award from the Heritage Lottery Fund

This just in from the William Morris Gallery:

The William Morris Gallery Development Project

We are delighted to announce that we have secured a major award of £1.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, matched with funding from the Council. Our grateful thanks to the Monument Trust which has pledged a significant amount to the project and to the Foyle Foundation for their generous support.

What will the development project achieve?

Not only will much more of our world-famous collections be on display, but we will also be showing them in new and beautifully refurbished galleries. And visitors of every kind, young and old, will enjoy the very best facilities. There will be a new learning centre with a purpose-built space for school groups, and an excellent shop and tea- room. And, of course, there will a suitably radical and exciting programme of events and activities – all designed to open the eyes of a new generation to the wonders of William Morris and his world.

What will the ‘new’ William Morris Gallery look like?

We have worked with a design team, and with English Heritage, to develop detailed plans for the project, which have now been submitted for planning permission. More details will become available soon.

The William Morris Gallery website has detailed information about the development project.

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