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Case Study: Montrose Museum Reimagined


ANGUSalive received over £55K from Museums Galleries Scotland’s COVID-19 Museum Development Fund and £12k from the Montrose Common Good Fund to help reimagine Montrose Museum and Art Gallery to place the museum at the heart of the community and explore the untapped potential of its collections. 

The twelve-month funding award allowed for the first phase of the exciting redevelopment project, involving collections research, and planning to produce an ambitious proposal which will transform how the museum uses its collections to bring communities together, promote health and wellbeing, and explore issues of place and identity.  

The funding also enabled the recruitment of two Project Collection Technicians who worked with the Collections Team to research, digitise and conserve artefacts donated over the museum’s 180-year history. At the end of the process, they had accessioned (formally accepted into the Angus Council Collection) 938 objects, digitally catalogued 1,198 objects, adding them to our collections management system (Adlib). In addition, they also improved the digital records of 2,453 objects, whilst also physically improving the condition and storage of the objects. 

Read the full Annual Report for 2021-2022 

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