Museums & Exhibitions Grant

Funding for academic collaborations with museums & galleries


2016 AAH Grants Update


Our existing grants and prizes programme is currently undergoing review. We will announce information about our new AAH awards, grants and prizes for 2017 onwards very soon. Please check our AAH Funding page for further updates.

The Museums and Exhibitions Member Group assesses two grants, each offering an award twice a year.

Collaborative Grant
This grant is primarily intended to foster collaboration between museum professionals and academics (FE or HE affiliated, or independent) towards a research-led event, publication, exhibition or display.

Individual Grant
The Individual grant is offered to provide financial assistance for museum professionals to undertake original research towards a publication, exhibition or display.

Applicants for each grant can apply for any amount between £200 and £5250.
The award is tenable for a maximum of 12 months and can only be used for one project.

How to apply
We are no longer accepting applications for this grant.

Recently-funded projects


National Museums Scotland and Dr Luca Palozzi, University of Edinburgh
Project: Research into Virgin and Child, attributed to The Master of Gualino Saint Catherine, 14th century

The Gordon Museum, King's College, London and Dr. Roberta Ballestriero, Open University
Project: Joseph Towne's Extraordinary Anatomical Waxes

Manchester Art Gallery and Michael Hopkins, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
New artwork for exhibition: The Imitation Game

The Museum of Witchcraft, Cornwall and Dr Louise Fenton, University of Wolverhampton
Project: The Cabinet of Curses: Identification of poppets held within the Museum of Witchcraft Collection

Kirstie Gregory, Research Programme Assistant, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Project: Research towards an exhibition of the sculpture of Romanian/British artist Paul Neagu (1938-2004).


Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry~Londonderry and Dr Marina Vishmidt, independent art historian and writer
Exhibition: Momentous Times


Photographers’ Gallery, London and Manchester Metropolitan University, with Dr Patricia Allmer and Dr John Sears
Read their report.
Exhibition: Taking Shots: the Photography of William S Burroughs (see image)Click here for more information.

Tate and Chelsea College of Art and Design , with Ann Harezlak in collaboration with Jennifer Mundy
Project title: With Henry Moore: The Gemma Levine Archive. Click here for more information.

Tate Liverpool and Winchester School of Art, Archives of Art Criticism at the University of Rennes
Art, Criticism and the Forces of Globalisation 

Stills, Scotland's Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow  and the University of Edinburgh

Studio 3 GalleryUniversity of Kent and Dr Ben Thomas
Find out more about this project: And God Cryed – John Blackburn and read the report.


Lady Lever Art Gallery and Dr Pamella Gerrish Nunn
Find out  more about this project: A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale.

Torquay Museum and University of Aberdeen
Find out more about this project: Marvellous Marble: South Devon’s Forgotten Industry and read the report.

Amgueddfa Cymru, National Museum of Wales and and University of Bristol
Find out more about this project: Revolutionary Dreams and read the report.


Manchester Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Huddersfield and Manchester Metropolitan University

Watts Gallery
Find out more about this project: ‘The Irish Famine’  and read the report.

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and University of East Anglia
Electronic learning resource 

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter and University of Plymouth
Find out more about this project: 'Into the Light: French and British painting from Impressionism to the 1920s' and read the report.

Museo di Sant’Agostino Genoa, Italy and Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths College 
Find out more about this project: 'Neue Museen'  and read the report.