The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is delighted to have been announced as one of the museums and heritage sites to receive funding from the Arts Council Museum Resilience Fund.

Phil Lyons MBE, the National Holocaust Centre’s Chief Executive said: ‘In this extremely important year of commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps, this support from the Museum Resilience Fund is vital. It will develop the quality of our work here at the Centre.’

The Museum Resilience Fund is aimed at supporting cultural and heritage organisations pursue development opportunities which will make them more sustainable and resilient for the future.

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England, saidOne of the Arts Council’s ambitions is for museums to be resilient and responsive to change. This investment will enable The Holocaust Centre to plan practically for a time when survivors are no longer able to share their testimonies in person. It will ensure that future generations continue to have vital opportunities to hear from those who lived through the horrors of the Holocaust and engage with the centre’s collections in a meaningful way.”

This investment will enable the Centre to work with the group of survivors who still speak regularly to children and adults to keep survivor memories at the heart of the Centre’s work. Through carrying out this work over the coming year the Centre will be developing high quality resources which have historical integrity, create an impact and are sustainable for generations to come. The centre’s growing collection of over 900 items will also be made more accessible to audiences.

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