National Motor Museum
In January 2013 The Beaverbrook Foundation generously began to fund the posts of Motoring Archivist (part-time) and Film & Video Curator (full-time) at the National Motor Museum Trust, Beaulieu. Initially this funding covered a period of three years but in late 2015 the Foundation kindly agreed to extend the funding period for a further two years, for the latter role.
The post of Film & Video Curator was newly created to address a significant gap in the care of that collection. Prior to the Beaverbrook Foundation Funding, the Motoring Archive relied upon external support, with an archivist visiting two days a month.
The funding of both roles enabled the National Motor Museum Trust to give opportunities to both newly qualified and career changing professionals, enabling them to develop into their roles and to bring fresh thinking to the organisation.