Royal Gazette: BNT gets $25,000 boost for archaeological project

Royal Gazette: BNT gets $25,000 boost for archaeological project

The Bermuda National Trust will use a recently awarded grant for its archaeological collections management project.

In its newsletter last month, the charity said it was awarded the $25,000 Unesco funding by the Corporation of St George for the project.

The BNT said: “The minister responsible for the municipalities approved our request to support our Archaeological Collections Management Essential Upgrades Project.”

It noted that the project would provide “better conditions for archaeological collections recovered from or associated with the Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda World Heritage Site”.

The BNT said the project was needed for the preservation and interpretation of artefacts and other finds from more than 40 years of archaeological research carried out by the charity in collaboration with international partners.

It added: “These essential collection management upgrades are also an important step in our plans for Globe and Tucker House museums.”

The BNT said the upgrades would enable it to establish a working and public-facing archaeology lab in the cellar of Globe Museum.

It added: “They will also support other interactive archaeology exhibits in both trust St George’s museums as well physical and digital curation of collections across the World Heritage Site.”

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June 27, 2024 News