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First round of Re:Collections Grants awarded
Three museums have been awarded Re:Collections Grants totalling over £54,000.
Funded from the Welsh Government Anti-Racist Wales Culture, Heritage, and Sport Fund, Re:Collections’ purpose is to support Welsh museums to deliver the Culture, Heritage and Sport goals and actions from the Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan (ARWAP) and Programme for Government.
The programme delivers bespoke consultancy, mentoring, workshops, grants, and opportunities to share experience and learning.
AIM is working in partnership with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust, a specialist library and archive focusing on the history of race and ethnicity, migration, and anti-racist activism. A recognised centre of excellence, the Trust uses its expertise to support museums and other collections-based organisations to work in more anti-racist, anti-discriminatory ways, and in particular to ensure Global Majority histories and experiences are documented and explored ethically.
AIM’s Head of Programmes, Margaret Harrison said
“The Re:Collections programme has been a real team effort. I’d like to express my thanks on behalf of AIM to our mentors, programme participants and colleagues at Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust for all their hard work to date on this vital work.
I look forward to seeing these projects come to fruition over the coming months, and the possibility of being able to share learning with other museums in Wales and beyond.”
Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum
Voices from the Edge Creative will be delivered in collaboration with members of Llwy Gariad – a key aim is to build mutual trust and understanding as a foundation for future projects.
Conwy Culture Centre
Colwyn Bay’s African Institute project will explore stories through a series of workshops led by a Cameroonian North Wales artist and TAPE Community Music and Film.
Y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library
Addressing the lack of objects in the museum’s collection, this project will seek to tell the story of the Gurkhas and the Nepalese community who first came to Brecon in 1974.