Kilkenny museum receives funding to digitize important collection
A county Kilkenny museum is to receive close to €8,000 to digitize the collection they house.
Under the Regional Museum Exhibitions Scheme 2021, the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny will receive €7,600 for the digitisation of the gallery’s collection, which will enhance the visitor experience.
Welcoming the funding announcement , Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan said the grants will allow the local museums to continue to enhance their exhibitions, which improves the cultural offering for both the community and visitors.
“Our local museums are an extremely important resource for culture and heritage and a vital part of our local community”, he commented.
“It is imperative that we support their role in our cultural heritage. They run on modest budgets and yet are such a wonderful outlet for people, especially in this time of uncertainty.
“As they re-open and recover, our cultural bodies can again offer their exhibitions and presentations along with the interesting new features for which support is being provided today,” Deputy Phelan concluded.