What will MuseFund support?

Accredited museums will be eligible to apply for MuseFund grants. Accreditation means that museums must meet certain criteria and set a standard of excellence. 

Once the fund has reached $1 million, the interest earned will be used to support the following four funding streams:

Increase access to museum experiences and collections. Build partnerships and collaborations to create innovative exhibitions and interpretation for visitors as well as enhance educational opportunities.


Care for the objects in the museums’ keeping through collections management, preservation, conservation and appropriate storage. 


Provide preventative maintenance and building repair support.


Provide the training and expertise needed to sustain social, industrial and natural heritage. Nurture our museums’ integral role in our communities.


“Musefund is an exciting development for the Nova Scotia museum community. It enables the community to better engage with Nova Scotians and enhance the sustainability of our museums.”
— Rodney Chaisson, Chair of the Board,
Association of Nova Scotia Museums

Stewardship, Investment, Growth