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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.

Facade of Wenworth Woodhouse
27 March 2017

Wentworth Woodhouse - England’s largest privately owned home - has been safeguarded for the future following years of uncertainty and decline.

HMS Caroline with aircraft on flying off platform
23 February 2017

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is conducting a Tailored Review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Joris Hoefnagel's painting of Nonsuch Palace
9 December 2016

The V&A Museum has acquired the earliest and most detailed depiction of Henry VIII’s famed lost palace of Nonsuch that once stood in Cheam, Surrey.

One of the frescos in the Gunter Mansion chapel
19 October 2016

The Welsh Georgian Trust is to acquire Gunter Mansion and its secret 17th-century Catholic chapel in Abergavenny thanks to grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and the Pilgrim Trust.

Dagger, robe anf kaffiyah owned by T E Lawrence
18 October 2016

The National Army Museum has saved T.E Lawrence’s dagger, robes and kaffiyah for the nation thanks to two grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) totalling £113,400.

Charles II silver andirons made to support burning logs in open fireplaces
14 September 2016

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has bought a pair of magnificent silver firedogs, thanks to funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), the Art Fund, the Goldsmiths’ Company and a number of generous private donors.

The miniature portrait of Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury by Isaac Oliver
16 August 2016

One of the most important miniature paintings of the Jacobean age has been purchased for the nation thanks to a funding partnership between the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), Art Fund and the National Trust. 

Roman 'pietre dure' cabinets
8 August 2016

An important pair of 17th century Roman 'pietre dure' cabinets have been saved from export by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

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