Support is available for new museums developing their core exhibition or for existing museums revamping their core exhibition. Funds are available for curating the exhibition, the acquisition of professional equipment, exhibition building and design, as well as outside consultants. Funds are not available for building renovations, new buildings or operational costs. Museums must provide details about the intellectual concept and narrative of the new exhibition, lists of objects, floor plans, and intended technology, as well as academic oversight.
The Foundation may also grant support for museums to conduct preliminary research and planning before launching the renovation of their core exhibition.
Applicants from our recent Spring 2020 round who completed a second-stage application will receive their funding decision in August 2020.