The London Transport Museum was the biggest beneficiary of the ACE transitional funding

ACE unveils transitional funding

Rebecca Atkinson, Issue 112/05, p7, 01.05.2012
Ex-hubs that missed out on major funding discover their fate
Arts Council England (ACE) has confirmed the individual allocations of transitional funding for 24 former hub museums that missed out on Renaissance major funding.

Individual allocations from a total of £8m of transitional funding were negotiated on a case-by-case basis. The money is intended to support the museums to adapt the way they work and explore alternative sources of support.

The London Transport Museum received the largest allocation (£597,004), followed by Museums Sheffield (£531,000) and the Geffrye Museum in London (£523,500).

The recipients of the smallest allocations were Bradford Museums & Galleries (£145,000), Northampton Borough Council (£119,100) and Warwickshire Museum Service (£118,024).

The other funding allocations were: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service (£434,399); Museums Luton (£426,279); Derby Museums (£394,500); Hull City Council (£392,500); Hampshire County Council (£383,000); Nottingham Museums and Galleries (£381,000); Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (£352,755); Stoke Museums (£344,608); Leicester City Council (£351,500): Lincolnshire County Council (£335,000); Historic Dockyard Chatham (£319,129); Leicestershire County Council (£293,309); Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service (£275,144); Royal Cornwall Museum (£250,112); Bolton Museums (£234,323); Harris Museum & Art Gallery (£229,207); Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum (£169,807); and Museum of Hartlepool (£154,419).

ACE also published a breakdown of its £62.6m Renaissance funding to major partner museums. The Manchester Partnership received the most (£5.2m), followed by Birmingham Museums Trust (£5.1m). Leeds Museums & Galleries and Bristol City Council received £5.05m and £5.04m respectively. 

The other allocations were: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (£4.9m); Oxford University Museums and Oxfordshire County Museums Service (£4.5m); University of Cambridge Museums (£4.4m); Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service (£3.9m); Museum of London (£3.7m); York Museums Trust (£3.5); Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter and Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery (£3.5m); Cumbria Museums Consortium (£3.2m); Horniman Museum & Gardens (£3.1m); Royal Pavilion & Museums Foundation, Brighton & Hove (£2.5m); Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (£2.4m); and Beamish and Bowes Museum (£2.2m).