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Subject: NMCT grants

NMCT grants

From: Belinda Sanderson <Belinda.Sanderson>
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2000
The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust (NMCT) invites
applications for funding for preservation and conservation projects
involving manuscript material. If your institution is a record
office, library or another publicly funded body like a local
authority, university or specialist record repository you may be
eligible for support by the Trust. We offer funding to cover the
cost of the repair, binding and other preservation measures
including reprography, of manuscript material.

The Trust will award up to 50% of a project's cost, and the
applicant needs to provide matching funding. This can be in the form
of an in-kind contribution as well as cash. Grants range from
UKP1,000 to UKP30,000 and the Trust is keen to emphasise that the
majority of applicants who apply for funding are successful.

Grants awarded in 1999 included UKP6,320 to the Ancient India and
Iran Trust to conserve eleven Persian manuscripts, UKP14,500 to
Suffolk County Council for the repair of the Cornwallis archive,
UKP10,655 to Worcester Cathedral Library to conserve medieval
manuscripts and UKP1,847 to the Ashmolean Museum to conserve their
museum archives. Applicants can use NMCT grants as part of their
matching funding for bids to other funding bodies.

Closing dates for applications are 1 April and 1 October. For
further information and for a copy of the new revised application
form, contact Alison Walker, the Trust's secretary at the

    National Preservation Office
    The British Library
    96 Euston Road
    London NW1 2DB
    +44 20- 412 7798
    Fax: +44 20 7412 7796
    alison.walker [at] bl__uk

The application form is also available at

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                  Distributed: Friday, August 18, 2000
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Received on Tuesday, 15 August, 2000

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