ICOM UK and its partners in the Working Internationally Regional Project (WIRP) have announced the successful applicants to the WIRP International Travel Grant Scheme.
A total of £12,000 for six grants was available under the scheme, which was completely oversubscribed with applications. The WIRP hopes the number and standard of applications will demonstrate to sector funders and supporters the value and need for small amounts of seed funding to enable non-national museums to undertake international visits to develop projects and partnerships.
The successful applicants from the North West confirmed to date are:
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Special Collections
People’s History Museum
As the scheme received a number of applications for less than £2,000 then the WIRP Project Board has been able to award more than six grants.
The successful applicants will undertake their international visits in 2016. They will blog on the ICOM UK website during their visits, and provide reports and images that the WIRP will include in its online resources. A workshop or round table will be organised in early 2017 to share the results and learning from the visits.