AIM Pilgrim Trust Collections Care Grant – The CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket

The conservation and storage of the collection

The CC4 Museum of Welsh Cricket, based at the headquarters of Glamorgan County Cricket Club at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, have been delighted to work with AIM in conjunction with a grant from The Pilgrim Trust for the third and final phase of the Museum’s Management, Storage and Conservation Plan. Despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 and the illness of staff, the Museum has been able to fully achieve its goals relating to this Plan.

The generous grant and the involvement of specialist conservators at Glamorgan Archives, augmented by a team of postgraduate students from Cardiff University, were important factors behind the success of this project which has been to the benefit of the cricketing community of Wales, as well as those with a wider interest in sporting history. The outcome from the project will leave a lasting legacy, especially now that images of objects plus a searchable database of the collection is available on the Museum’s enhanced website –

Having a team of enthusiastic and eager postgraduate students also helped to energise the group of largely older volunteers. Despite the regular changes in personnel (related to the fact that their courses spanned either one or two years), the students have played an important supplementary role and have provided a baseline of information which has been subsequently utilized by others working on the cataloguing and digitisation elements.

Such a step-level change in the Museum’s activities over the course of the past three years would not have been possible with this generous support provided by AIM and the Pilgrim Trust.

Dr Andrew Hignall, Heritage and Education Co-ordinator to Glamorgan CCC

Pictured: Library cabinets with storage areas below.

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