Museum Galleries Scotland has awarded Paisley Museum a grant of £60,000 to help protect and conserve our world-class collection of shawls.
The building work starting has been hailed as a significant step forward in the Paisley Museum Reimagined project, which should be completed by late 2022 and reopened to the public in 2023.
A key aim of Paisley Museum Reimagined is to deliver a community resource at the heart of Paisley’s local life with an increased feeling of community ownership. To help achieve this, the project team had nearly 70 in-depth conversations with local groups.
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Paisley Museum Reimagined Patron and designer Dr Pam Hogg leads call for Paisley-patterned items for museum display
Led by Dr Pam Hogg, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Paisley Museum by asking members of the public to share their historic or contemporary, high-fashion or functional items that featured the iconic Paisley-patterned teardrop motif.
Kier has been approved as the main contractor for the £42m refurbishment and extension of Paisley Museum.
Paisley Museum has received a £200,000 capital funding pledge of support from The Hugh Fraser Foundation towards its transformation into a world-class cultural destination.
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.
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.
Renfrewshire Council are now accepting expressions of interest from construction firms who wish to undertake the £21 million main contractor role.