Bovington Tank Museum given £60,000 cash boost

Dorset Echo: BOOST: Bovington Tank Museum BOOST: Bovington Tank Museum

BOVINGTON Tank Museum is to get a £60,000 cash injection.

The Arts Council has granted the money to the Dorset attraction and the cash will help towards the cost of the Tank Museum security enhancement programme.

The new programme will see installation and integration of CCTV, construction of a new armoury and purchase of camera and video equipment to record the museum’s collection in detail.

Roy Hicks, commercial manager at the museum, said: “Part of this funding will go to upgrade the security of our new vehicle conservation centre, which has been an essential part of the museum’s development. This building has meant that for the first time all of our vehicles are stored in a dry and properly heated environment and this grant will allow us to ensure that they are securely stored – marking an important step in the museum’s efforts to safeguard its long term future.”

The museum said that as a registered charity, donations are crucial to the work they do to safeguard a part of the nation’s heritage and educate the public on its history.

Phil Gibby, Area Director for the South West Arts Council England, said: “The South West has a wealth of museums delivering ambitious programmes and housing world class collections – now through these initiatives, we are delighted that resilience and sustainability will sit at the heart of these institutions.”

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11:16pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Tinker2 says...

What have I missed?
£60,000 Arts Council (public Money) funding for Tank Museum to install new security. What has this got to do with a benefit to art, or culture?

Quote, Arts Council: "Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections."
What have I missed? £60,000 Arts Council (public Money) funding for Tank Museum to install new security. What has this got to do with a benefit to art, or culture? Quote, Arts Council: "Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections." Tinker2
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