Having worked with Archive+ at Manchester Central Library since the end of last year to advise them on their round 1 HLF bid, Barker Langham is delighted that they have today received initial support to develop a second round bid to the tune of £1.6 million.
The Archives+ project aims to bring together the largest and most important archives from different Manchester venues and re-house them in Manchester Central Library. Ten km of items, from 12th century parchments to 50,000 rare books, will be accessible via a new learning programme that will give people access to this important national collection. And exhibition spaces will provide new ways for more people to discover the archives, share their own stories and have a personalised experience of Manchester’s history.
Archive+ has received £72,500 in development funding from a £600,000 pot. Read about the other projects that have received recent funding here.