About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Who are we investing in?

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is a vibrant memorial and a place of testimony and learning for communities of all faiths, and none. Dedicated to Holocaust remembrance and education, its work promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society.

What are we investing in?

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum approached Arts Impact Fund for an unsecured £200,000 loan to support the development of two projects it will be pursuing over the next 18 months - The Forever Project and The Journey.

This is an innovative venture for the organisation, previously supported by the Digital Arts and Culture Accelerator. After specialising in Holocaust education for over 30 years, the organisation is looking to build on recent areas of work further afield, with both projects focusing on using new technologies (including AI and 3D imaging) to expand on current exhibitions. This will enable the National Holocaust Centre and Museum to recreate and preserve the experience of the remaining living Holocaust survivors for future generations to come.

Like many other charities, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is working towards diversifying its income streams to become more financially resilient in the current economic climate. The organisation sees these projects as an important part of future-proofing its work and continuing its core mission for years to come as well as complementing its efforts to increase audience reach and grow beyond its current geographical boundaries.

Read the full case study on the National Holocaust Centre and Museum on the Arts Impact Fund website.

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