Hampshire museum gets a £25,000 boost

BOOST Winchester Discovery Centre
BOOST Winchester Discovery Centre
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VISITORS to a Hampshire museum will soon be able to see world-class art in brand new light thanks to a government grant.

Hampshire Cultural Trust secured the £25,000 fund for the Winchester Discovery Centre to completely replace the gallery’s light system, which has become out of date over the years.

Janet Owen, chief executive of the trust, says this latest funding marks another positive step in the its journey to safeguard and improve the county’s art and culture.

She said: ‘In order to bring world-class culture to Hampshire we need to have the right environment to display it in.

‘This latest funding boost will allow us to do just that and hopefully attract even more world-class touring exhibitions and loans from national collections.’

The new LED system will allow visitors to see the objects much better and protect the objects on show by emitting less heat.

Winchester Discovery Centre is one of 25 venues across the UK to benefit from such a grant that is designed to fund renovation and improvement projects.

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said: ‘The government is committed to supporting the arts and making sure our marvellous museums and inspiring galleries continue to be accessible to all.’