Grants Guides for Museums Located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Spain, and the United Kingdom
Looking for the updated edition? Head over to the 2021 Grants Guides article.
This New Year brings not only the start of a nominal decade, the twenty-twenties, but also an extra day to move your museum’s projects forward. Along with these events, is the publication of our 2020 Museum Grants Guides, updated annually to help you find the right funding and to successfully realize your institution’s objectives.
Annual Grants Guides and a New Version for Canada and Conservators
This year’s editions include grants and funding opportunities for museums based in the U.S., Europe and the UK, Spain and Latin America. We are also pleased to inform you we have created a new guide for Canada, to help our many Canadian clients secure funding in 2020, and another for Conservation projects and professional training. We welcome your feedback on these museum grants guides; we create them for you, so don’t hesitate to send us your comments.
Conservation Grants – Preserve Classic Works
Conservation and restoration of artworks are crucial aspects of the work required by all institutions holding objects in various mediums–paintings, sculptures, works on paper and manuscripts, archaeological or architectural pieces.
Grants play an important role in the preservation of works of art as the input of conservators, scholars, and curators is often required. Moreover, the costs associated with the technology necessary to properly study the damage caused to artworks over the years can be prohibitive.
Gallery Systems’ Clients Awarded Conservation Grants
We are proud to mention that 9 of the twenty-two awardees selected by Bank of America to receive art conservation grants in 2019, are Gallery Systems clients. Below are three of these projects.
- The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. received funding to support in situ conservation of six 18th-century French marble sculptures.
- In London, Tate Modern’s Marilyn Diptych, created by Andy Warhol in 1962, was restored to its former glory by removing abrasions and dirt accumulation from the diptych’s surface.
- New York’s Museum of Modern Art selected 3 different paintings to treat and/or repair: Paul Cézanne’s The Bather (c. 1885), Paula Modersohn-Becker’s Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in Her Raised Left Hand (1907) and, last but not least, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night (June 1889).
Disaster Preparedness Grants – Implement Your Emergency Strategy
Preservation also means being prepared for the worst. Natural disasters can destroy or damage collections within minutes. Reducing risks for the objects your museum preserves therefore becomes a necessity. Being prepared can make a significant difference. Creating a disaster preparedness plan is the first step to ensuring your collections are safe. Our guides list the funding opportunities available to help you create and implement your disaster preparedness and emergency response plan.
Digital Grants – Digitize and Manage Your Collection
Digitizing collections is a time-consuming project. New tools and technology can help, but can be costly. Search for museum grants to ensure you have everything you need to digitize and make your objects publicly visible even when they are in storage. You can then manage your digital assets with digital asset management software such as TMS Media Studio.
Digital Grants – Share Your Collection Online
Now, more than ever, museums are expected to display their collection online. Having an online gallery provides researchers, students, and your own staff, valuable information to empower their work. Implementing web publishing tools such as the eMuseum digital publishing software is also covered by a number of grants. eMuseum integrates seamlessly with TMS Collections and helps simplify the process of preparing media for the web.
A Look at the 2020 Grants and Funding Opportunities
Gallery Systems’ experts understand that managing and caring for the collections and digital assets your institution holds can be challenging at times. This rigorous labor of love requires input from all your colleagues, from registrars to curators, collections managers to conservators. Another key component is funding. While we can’t really contribute to the former, we can certainly lend a hand with the latter. To help you receive the financial boost required to achieve your collections goals, we’ve curated a few museum grants and funding opportunities for institutions located in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the UK, as well as in Spain and Latin America, and for Conservation projects and professional training.