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Joshua Reynolds' Colonel Acland and Lord Sydney: The Archers
20 July 2005

The National Heritage Memorial Fund today announced that it will offer Tate £1.6million towards its campaign to save Joshua Reynolds’ celebrated work Colonel Acland and Lord Sydney: The Archers c.1770 for the nation.

15 July 2005

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) began its Silver Jubilee celebrations today (14th July) with a very special announcement made at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

The North Staircase gilt metal wall lantern in the Chinese taste
25 June 2005

A rare pair of eighteenth century gilt metal lanterns which could have been lost to the house in which they have always hung have been restored to their former glory, complete with sets of miniature bells, in honour of the twenty fifth anniversary of the organisation that saved them in 1986.

Design model for Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Easton Neston
19 May 2005

The RIBA is delighted to announce that it has purchased at auction the most important 17th century architectural model still in private hands: the design model for Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, commissioned by William Fermor, 1st Baron Lempster (1648-1711).

1 March 2005

In 2005 the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) celebrates its silver jubilee and the rich inheritance it has given to the public through its role as fund of last resort for the UK’s heritage.

Macclesfield Psalter
24 January 2005

Following the launch last September of a high-profile Art Fund campaign to save the export-stopped Macclesfield Psalter, this remarkable medieval manuscript has been secured for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Portrait of Thomas Howard
25 November 2004

The National Portrait Gallery is delighted to have acquired a highly significant portrait of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, one of the most powerful figures in the Elizabethan Court.

29 April 2004

National Heritage Memorial Fund gives nearly £1million to create UK’s first national memorial to Women of World War II

The Flying Scotsman in Doncaster
5 April 2004

Flying Scotsman, the world's most famous steam locomotive, will stay in Britain.

'Viotti’ Stradivari Violin
24 March 2004

The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its £250,000 application to the National Heritage Memorial Fund to buy the uniquely important ‘Viotti’ Stradivari Violin.

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