Museums & Exhibitions Bursary Awards

Funding for academic collaborations with museums & galleries


1st May and 1st November, 5pm

Next deadline: 1st May 2015, 5pm

The Museums and Exhibitions Group assesses two bursary schemes, each offering an award twice a year.

Collaborative Bursary
This award is primarily intended to foster collaboration between museum professionals and academics (FE or HE affiliated, or independent) towards a research-led event, publication, exhibition or display.

Individual Bursary
The Individual Award is offered to provide financial assistance for museum professionals to undertake original research towards a publication, exhibition or display.

Applicants to each scheme can apply for any amount between £200 and £5250.
The award is tenable for a maximum of 12 months and can only be used for one project.

Download the Guidelines and Application Form (for both schemes). 

 Please direct any queries to the AAH Office at

Recently-funded projects


Manchester Art Gallery and Michael Hopkins, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
New artwork for exhibition: The Imitation Game

The Museum of Witchcraft, Cornwall and Dr Louise Fenton, University of Wolverhampton
Project: The Cabinet of Curses: Identification of poppets held within the Museum of Witchcraft Collection

Kirstie Gregory, Research Programme Assistant, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Project: Research towards an exhibition of the sculpture of Romanian/British artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004).


Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry~Londonderry and Dr Marina Vishmidt, independent art historian and writer. 
Exhibition: Momentous Times


Photographers’ Gallery, London and Manchester Metropolitan University, with Dr Patricia Allmer and Dr John Sears
Read their report.
Exhibition: Taking Shots: the Photography of William S Burroughs (see image)Click here for more information.

Tate and Chelsea College of Art and Design , with Ann Harezlak in collaboration with Jennifer Mundy
Project title: With Henry Moore: The Gemma Levine Archive. Click here for more information.

Tate Liverpool and Winchester School of Art, Archives of Art Criticism at the University of Rennes
Art, Criticism and the Forces of Globalisation 

Stills, Scotland's Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow  and the University of Edinburgh

Studio 3 GalleryUniversity of Kent and Dr Ben Thomas
Find out more about this project: And God Cryed – John Blackburn and read the report.


Lady Lever Art Gallery and Dr Pamella Gerrish Nunn
Find out  more about this project: A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.

Torquay Museum and University of Aberdeen
Find out more about this project: Marvellous Marble: South Devon’s Forgotten Industry and read the report.

Amgueddfa Cymru, National Museum of Wales and and University of Bristol
Find out more about this project: Revolutionary Dreams and read the report.


Manchester Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Huddersfield and Manchester Metropolitan University

Watts Gallery
Find out more about this project: ‘The Irish Famine’  and read the report.

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and University of East Anglia
Electronic learning resource 

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter and University of Plymouth
Find out more about this project: 'Into the Light: French and British painting from Impressionism to the 1920s' and read the report.

Museo di Sant’Agostino Genoa, Italy and Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths College 
Find out more about this project: 'Neue Museen'  and read the report.