Discover more about how your support has helped Maidstone Museum and MMF achieve great things over the years
How Friends Have Helped
The Maidstone Museums’ Foundation (MMF) aims to support Maidstone Museum in a number of ways. As such, we have helped provide funding for a number of projects. Below, you can see a selection of the artefacts and/or projects that the Friends’ efforts have funded to make a difference in Maidstone over the past few years.
New MMF Banner – 2018
MMF invested in a new banner for display in the Museum. This hangs in the staircase above the Visitor Information Centre, promoting support for the Museum. This cost £778.
Early Medieval Grave Assemblage – 2017
To support the Museum’s acquisition of this important find in Kent. It was funded by MMF securing a specific grant from Rochester Bridge Trust. There was a contribution of £2,000.
Special Exhibition – 2017
MMF funding of £1,000 supported the special temporary exhibition of “Game Plan”, a display and interpretation of board games over the ages.
Ancient Civilisations Gallery – 2016
The Museum pursued, successfully, the creation of what became the Ancient Civilisations Gallery – Egyptian & Greek display. The work involved the waterproofing and redesign of the Museum’s first floor in the north wing. There was extensive research of the artefacts, improved display and interpretation, together with a lift to overcome accessibility issues. MMF contributed £40,000 through its own reserves and successful applications to grant-giving trusts.
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