The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford has today announced that it has received support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to begin the development of its ambitious Sound and Vision galleries and accompanying activity programme.
The development of Sound and Vision will inspire one of the UK’s youngest, most diverse, and fastest-growing cities wider access to iconic, world-class collections of photography, radio, film, TV, sound and digital technologies. Created in close consultation with local communities, the galleries will make the museum the cultural cornerstone of many key projects including Bradford’s bid to be the City of Culture in 2025, the city’s culture strategy Culture is Our Plan, and the commitment to building a digital economy.
The initial first pass grant of £318,963 has been awarded for the development phase of the project, with the museum due to submit its second-round application next year to fund the delivery stage of the project. If the museum is successful in its second-round application, it will be awarded more than £3 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund towards the delivery of the £6 million Sound and Vision project.