Sir Alfred Gilbert's exceptionally rare white marble bust of Queen Victoria as an ageing monarch has been 'saved for the nation' after the Fitzwilliam Museum raised the £1.2 million asking price to prevent it being exported to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The University of Nottingham has acquires the last major collection of personal materials of controversial author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sons and Lovers and Women in Love. The archive is a unique treasure trove of intimate items including family correspondence; diary entries; notebooks; personal papers; & items of clothing. Formerly in private ownership, it represents the last major collection of personal materials Nottingham’s most famous literary son.
Grade I listed Gwrych Castle secured following £600k National Heritage Memorial Fund grant
The Arts Minister Michael Ellis has announced over £1million joint investment by both National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and the Art Fund. Norfolk Museums, the National Trust, Charleston Trust and the V&A all acquire heritage of international significance.
Miniature by Isaac Oliver, purchased by the National Trust with NHMF funding, forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition ‘House of Portraits’.
Five new trustees are joining the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Board in the next couple of months, bringing with them skills that range from digital to finance and from place-making to archaeology.
Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery is delighted to have added the work Beachy Head, 1939 by Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) to its permanent collection.
Campaigners are celebrating after securing enough money to save ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain.
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.
DCMS has conducted a review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.