AIM Grant Improves Museum's Standards
Work funded by the Association of Independent Museums and the Pilgrim Trust to improve the care of HMS Unicorn's unique collection of objects nears completion.
Work aboard HMS Unicorn to improve facilities for the care of the Museum's collection nears completion, with the purchase of the necessary equipment made possible by a generous grant from the Association of Independent Museums (www.aim-museums.co.uk)
The Unicorn Preservation Society used the funds to purchase conservation grade materials for the proper storage of the objects in its care, including items from the ship's 150 year history as a Dundee training ship. The Society has also purchased environmental monitoring equipment to ensure that the collection isn't exposed to extremes of temperature and humidty, ensuring preservation for decades to come.
Museum Manager Matthew Bellhouse Moran said:
"We are delighted with the result. HMS Unicorn now has the supplies and materials to ensure the collection is properly cared for and will last for future generations, and is part of our work to achieve Accredited Museum status in the coming years. We are particularly grateful to AIM and the Pilgrim Trust for funding the materials".
Over the coming months the staff and volunteers on board will continue the work of carefully packing and storing museum objects in their brand-new materials.