The Kathy Callow Grant

The Kathy Callow grant provides up to £1500 to assist with the costs of conservation and display projects, particularly for those relating to the disadvantaged in society, history of dress, women, the sea, industrialisation, and small localities.

As well as conservation, this grant can also be used for research leading to display, interpretation, publishing and widening access using any social history objects.

The Kathy Callow Trust was founded in 1994 from part of the residue of the estate of the late Kathy Callow (1949-1989)‘… to provide awards with a long-term benefit to the public for the conservation of social history artefacts and evidence in small museums….’ Kathy was a graduate in conservation and museum studies at Leicester University, the curator of the Priest’s House Museum, Wimborne, the founder of two other local museums, and an active and long-standing member (latterly a Fellow) of the Museums Association.

In 2016 the award was incorporated into the DB, KC and EH Association. Awards are for smaller museums and galleries with annual turnovers of about £750,000 or less, to assist with the costs of conservation and display projects, which might be part of an exhibition or improving stored collections.

About £1000 is available annually funded by the Association and applications may be made throughout the year.

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