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Get the latest news and stories from the Paisley Museum Reimagined campaign. In addition, delve deep into the history of the museum and discover its many fascinating stories.

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Leading Funder Praises Project Vision

The Wolfson Foundation CEO, Paul Ramsbottom OBE, praises Paisley Museum Reimagined project for its vision and placing culture at the heart of its plans to regenerate the town.

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Community Engagement Funding Success

The William Syson Foundation has made a donation of £5,000 to help support the innovative community engagement work delivered by the project team and local partners.

Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Fiona Hyslop with Paisley Museum model.

Major Construction Milestone

Renfrewshire Council are now accepting expressions of interest from construction firms who wish to undertake the £21 million main contractor role.

The punch cards used by the Jacquard loom are pictured. Long strips of card are sewn together, each card has a sequence of holes in it. The holes in the card correspond to a line of pattern in the woven fabric.

Interactive weaving studio

The immersive Weaving Studio will feature digital and live demonstrations and include objects such as a Jacquard and Plain Loom, punch cards and shawls.

Dedicated Learning Spaces

The museum's transformation includes two dedicated learning spaces: an area for group events and a hands-on space for workshops, featuring a makers' space.

Inspired Art Exhibition

The annual Inspired Exhibition showcases the art and design skills of young people ranging from three years old to senior school pupils.