N.Wales Projects to Share Pounds 700k; WAG GRANT TO DEVELOP LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES
Byline: HYWEL TREWYN
LIBRARIES, museums and archives have been awarded Welsh Assembly Government grants of pounds 726,124.
Out of that, pounds 684,598 will go towards institutions in north east Wales.
In the north west, the new Anglesey Record Office gets pounds 15,500; Llanrwst Almshouse Museum gets pounds 10,190; pounds 7,545 goes to Conwy Museum Education and pounds 6,600 for Bangor University for research into e-books in higher education libraries in Wales.
The money is part of an all-Wales pounds 2.8m package announced by Minister for Heritage Alun Ffred Jones today.
Buckley Library receives the biggest grant of pounds 300,000 towards modernisation.
Mr Jones said the grants will enable museums and other services to improve the services they offer.
He said: "These grants will help museums and archives across the country to enhance their work in preserving and presenting our heritage through conservation work, and developing new exhibitions, online resources and educational activities that will bring the collections alive for a new generation of people."
Other grants for north east Wales are pounds 165,000 for Wrexham County Library Service to lead on an all-Wales programme to promote and increase usage of libraries. …