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This ticket offers daytime admission to all 10 museums for a family of 1 adult + all of their children (aged 5-16 incl). Annual Passport Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

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This ticket offers daytime admission to all 10 museums for a family of 2 adults + all of their children (aged 5-16 incl). Annual Passport Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

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Daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use. Plus you can save 5% by buying online, compared to the walk-up price.

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Daytime admission to all 10 museums valid for 12 months from the date of first use for children aged 5-16 (incl), or people in full time education. Plus save 5% online compared to the walk-up price if you buy online in advance.

Walk up price £17.50

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Curator awarded prestigious fellowship

Georgina Grant, Senior Curator at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, in Shropshire, has been announced today by The Headley Trust and Art Fund as one of the four successful recipients of the second round of the Headley Fellowships with Art Fund, a major national funding programme for museums professionals.

The Headley Fellowships with Art Fund is a three-year programme that was launched in 2018 to give curators the opportunity of focused time to research their institution’s collections, providing £600,000 in funding overall.

Georgina Grant, who will be researching the Coalbrookdale Company orders, commented: “The Headley Fellowship will provide me with career and skills development and a unique opportunity for in-depth research and essential collections work.”

The Headley Fellowship gives funding to back-fill mid-career and experienced curators’ posts in order to allow individuals to take time away from their day-to-day responsibilities and focus on collections research. Each fellow also receives up to £5,000 which can be used for travel, courses and learning opportunities.

The scheme is a response to Art Fund’s own research, which revealed that almost three-quarters (72%) of museum curators spent 15% or less of their time on collections research. It also comes at a time when public spending on museums and galleries in England has fallen by almost £400m over the last eight years.

The Headley Fellowships programme has previously supported another seven curators from across the UK, resulting in projects including the creation of new exhibitions. A further eleven fellowships will be available later this year in the third round of the programme.

The four curators selected this year are:

  • Georgina Grant, Senior Curator at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, in Shropshire, who will be researching the Coalbrookdale Company orders.
  • Martin Pel, Curator of Fashion and Textiles at Brighton Museum, who will be researching the influence of British artist Martin Battersby on Brighton Museum.
  • Jody Joy, Senior Curator at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, who will be researching archaeology in Cambridgeshire.
  • Natalie Murray, Collections and Exhibitions Manager at the Cooper Gallery, who will be researching the French paintings and drawings of the Cooper Collection.

Helen McLeod, the Headley Trust, said, “The Headley Fellowships with Art Fund provide a unique opportunity for some of the UK’s most talented curators.  With this support, they can take time away from the growing day-to-day pressures of their roles to focus on research that will lead to new ways to engage the public with their collections and make connections with their peers in the museum world.  We congratulate the four new beneficiaries on their exciting news and look forward to following their progress in the coming months.”

Sarah Philp, Director of Programme and Policy, Art Fund, said, “The UK has some of the richest museum collections in the world, but there are still so many hidden narratives and so much knowledge yet to be uncovered. The Headley Fellowships give curators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the art and objects in their care, and I am so excited to find out what new stories our new Fellows will be able tell museum visitors as a result of these fascinating research projects.”

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