Renaissance is an improvement programme for regional museums that Arts Council England sees as the key way to drive excellence and deliver long term change in museums in England, with the aim of attracting more visitors to museums and enabling people to experience them in new and innovative ways.
In addition to a major grants programme, Renaissance also includes:
- national programmes that support museum standards, such as Accreditation, Designation and the provision of national security advice; national collections purchase programmes (V&A and PRISM funds); plus initiatives including Kids in Museums and Museums at Night. We will also be working in partnership with the Imperial War Museum and the Heritage Lottery Fund to ensure a joined-up cultural approach to the First World War centenary from 2014.
- a new Strategic support fund to target development areas not addressed by the programme of major grants. Find out more about the Strategic support fund.
- a new museum development fund to provide professional support, advice and guidance to museums. Find out more about our Museum development providers.
Find out more about Renaissance.