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I work at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, and ran a project in 2016-17 called Out in Oxford. The project was to create a printed trail across all of the University's collections, providing new perspectives on some of their objects with the interpretations written by volunteers from amongst Oxford’s LGBTQ+ community. The project was a response to a lecture by Professor Richard Parkinson of the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, calling for more explicit, not implicit, representation of the LGBTQ+ experience in all museums.
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At the end of 2017 and early 2018, Heritage Lottery Fund delivered a pilot scheme in Barrow-in-Furness for grants under £3,000. [see our press release on the launch here and here ] Since the programme closed to applications, we have awarded 20 grants totalling £51,000. We been thrilled to fund a... read more
“Often when we think of our history, we think of kings and queens… We believe that the experiences of the people who helped build the country are just as important and should be recorded,” says Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands. Last week we hosted a live chat to discuss the ins and outs of... read more
For the wonderful projects taking part in The National Lottery #ThanksToYou week this 3-9 December , we've pulled together some FAQs to help answer any questions you might have about taking part in this year's campaign. If there's anything we haven't covered, please ask us in the comments below... read more