The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust (NMCT) provides financial
assistance to owners and custodians in the UK in preserving the nation's
Closing dates for applications each year are 1 April and 1 October.
Following the April round, awards of between £5000 and £50,000 were made to
Chiswick Parish Church for the conservation of the parish archives, to the
Royal Academy of Arts for the conservation of the papers of Ozias Humphry,
to The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester for conserving the Walter Crane
archive, to Worcestershire County Coucil (Worcestershire Record Office) for
the conservation of early mining records in the Coventry papers and to The
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge for the conservation of Thomas Hardy's
autograph of 'Jude the Obscure' and the correspondence, notebooks and
sketchbooks of Edward Burne-Jones.
Since April 2004 NMCT awards have been administered by The National
Archives. Guidance for applicants is available online at
further advice and an informal discussion contact
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