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Cotswold museum receives £37,000 from Culture Recovery Fund

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including Court Barn in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund.

This much-needed and appreciated award will go towards Court Barn's reopening overheads, creating their online shop, producing professional video and audio content for their new website, exhibitions and museum digital interactives and many other exciting projects.

Sarah McCormick Healy, Curator at Court Barn, said: "This is fantastic news, as an independent museum we rely on income from admissions and our shop. This has been so sporadic over the past year it has been difficult for us to plan ahead.

"The funding will enable us to put in place an online shop, create content to engage our visitors online and in the museum and to ensure that the museum continues to be a safe place to visit, all of which will help us secure our museum for the future."

Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said: "Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they've ever faced.

"Now we're staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors - helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead."

Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England, said: "Investing in a thriving cultural sector at the heart of communities is a vital part of helping the whole country to recover from the pandemic. These grants will help to re-open theatres, concert halls, and museums and will give artists and companies the opportunity to begin making new work."

Court Barn's museum shop reopened yesterday (Tuesday) and will now be open Tuesday - Sunday 10 - 5pm.

The museum will hopefully reopen on Tuesday 18 May.

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