The British Museum is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant of £8.8 million from Arcadia to extend the Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP) for a further 7 years (2021-2028).

Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, has pledged the largest single donation to the British Museum in almost a decade.

From The British Museum Press Release:
The EMKP is a ground-breaking initiative that awards grants across the globe to preserve knowledge of the material world. Working at all scales from the small, domestic world of daily cooking and eating cultures, to the special and extraordinary worlds of ritual events, this programme collects knowledge of how individuals and communities uniquely make and shape their worlds. In a rapidly changing global environment, this material knowledge – be it social, economic, symbolic or ecological – is the key to sustaining communities and preserving the rich diversity of global culture into the future, and to prevent them being lost forever […]

More details and link to the full Press Release can be found here.


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