Our Partners and Funders

The Collection could not exist without its external partners. We are grateful to receive support from a number of organisations who provide us with funding and resources for our varied activities.

 

Arts Council England

A major strategic partner who also provide a significant financial contribution to the contemporary arts programme.

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The Art Fund

A long standing partner who has assisted with the purchase of many key art works and archaeological objects.

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Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln

A major academic partner who have contributed support and resources to the development of our programme.

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British Museum

A major strategic partner who through the Partnership UK scheme provides support, object loans and exhibitions.

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The City of Lincoln Council

A major strategic partner who contribute support and resources to the continued development of the museum and gallery.

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Contemporary Art Society

A well established partner who have contributed support and resources to the development of the art collections.

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East Midlands Visual Arts Network (EMVAN)

A network of institutions and individuals across the East Midlands working together to promote the visual arts.

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European Regional Development Fund 

The ERDF aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions.

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The Friends of Lincoln Museums and Art Gallery

The Friends membership represents a wide range of interests from archaeology through natural, social & industrial history to fine and decorative art. Over the last 40 years the Friends of Lincoln Museums & Gallery have provided financial support on numerous occasions.

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The Headley Trust

A funding body who have supported us with the acquisition of archaeological artefacts.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Valuing our heritage, investing in our future. Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions we invest in every part of our diverse heritage.

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Heslam Trust

The Heslam Trust has been purchasing, or contributing to the purchase of art for the citizens of Lincoln since 1963.

As well as supporting the creation of The Collection museum and the redevelopment of the Usher Gallery, the Heslam Trust has been supporting the purchase of public art since 1996 helping to retain art that might otherwise have been lost to the city.

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Lincoln BIG

Lincoln BIG is a not for profit business working to improve the economy of central Lincoln, and to make the city a more attractive and vibrant place for residents and visitors alike.

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Lincolnshire Artists Society

An exhibiting Society of artists from across Lincolnshire, working to promote interest and participation in the creative arts.

Lincolnshire Co-operative Society

A major supporter of the work of the museum and sponsors of the education suite.

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Lincolnshire Naturalists Union

A long standing partner whose members founded the natural history collections and who contribute to their ongoing care and interpretation.

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Lincolnshire One Venues

Bringing together 10 arts organisations in Lincolnshire to promote art and culture through partnership working.

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The Peter Hodgkinson Trust

A local charitable trust that has provided funding to support the arts.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme

A major partner in the development of the archaeological collections and for our developing understanding of Lincolnshire’s archaeological heritage.

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Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology

An important local charity promoting understanding and awareness of the county’s heritage.

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University of Lincoln

A major academic partner who have contributed support and resources to the development of our programme.

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Usher Gallery Trust

The mission of the Trust is to enhance, enrich and preserve the collection of art of local, regional and national cultural importance.

The Trust exists to support the work of the Usher Gallery for the benefit of the public.

To find out more please write to The Honorary Secretary, Usher Trust, c/o The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP.

V&A Purchase Grant Fund

A significant funding body who have made significant contributions to the acquisition of works for the collections.

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Visit Lincoln

Lincoln is a city of contrast, from the stunning Cathedral to the lively Brayford waterfront, Lincoln offers a wide variety of places to explore and things to do.

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Visit Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is a county of outstanding natural beauty and a perfect place to visit. 

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