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Sketch of the Thames Tunnel
12 December 2017

On the anniversary of his death, two UK institutions secure objects of renowned engineer Sir Marc Brunel with help from National Heritage Memorial Fund funding.

27 November 2017

DCMS has conducted a review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.

Objects from the Hoard
26 October 2017

National Museums Scotland has today announced that it has achieved its fundraising target of £1.98million in order to acquire the Galloway Hoard on behalf of the nation.

The prehistoric gold torc
25 September 2017

A unique Bronze Age gold torc, regarded as the best to be found in England in more than a century, has been saved for the nation thanks to £138,600 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). 

Wedgwood’s First Day’s Vase is back on public display
18 September 2017

An iconic vase formed by master potter Josiah Wedgwood is back on permanent display in Stoke-on-Trent after it was saved for the nation.

Page from the Mostyn Psalter-Hours
12 September 2017

Rare and beautifully illuminated example of early medieval luxury book production in London acquired by the British Library for £775,000.

The National Heritage Memorial Fund joins Instagram
8 September 2017

The National Heritage Memorial Fund joins Instagram

Invitation to Queen Victoria’s coronation
1 September 2017

The Monson Collection, an ‘indispensable record of British national life’, is to be purchased and put on permanent display at Lincolnshire Archives thanks to grants of £242,500 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and £20,000 from the Friends of National Libraries.

Wedgwood vase
5 July 2017

Campaigners are celebrating after securing enough money to save a rare piece of pottery made by master potter Josiah Wedgwood – days before a deadline to raise the cash was due to expire.

Burges vase
28 June 2017

National Museums Scotland is delighted to announce that an exquisite vase from a set of four, designed by the gothic revival architect and designer William Burges (1827-81) for the Summer Smoking Room at Cardiff Castle has been saved for the nation.

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