Moyse’s Hall Museum, in Bury St Edmunds, has scooped £23,300 to make the upgrades needed to display national treasures.
The grant was awarded by Arts Council England and administered by SHARE Museums East as part of a programme of investment to build capacity in non-national museums .
Moyse’s Hall will use the grant to improve security and environmental conditions including the installation of secondary security glazing, conservation blinds and a high security display case.
It will remain open throughout the improvements next year and hopes to exhibit its first national loan in 2017. Moyse’s Hall is home to collections including horology, fine art and social history.