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8 December 2005

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) celebrated its Silver Jubilee celebrations today (8th December) with a very special event at the Ulster Museum.

Ullswater, Cumberland by JMW Turner
6 December 2005

The last privately owned Lake District watercolour by J M W Turner is being put on display in the Lake District having just been bought by the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere.

10 November 2005

On the eve of Remembrance Day, the Fund set up 25 years ago in memory of those who gave their lives for the UK has saved top secret papers, diaries and letters of the man who headed the British Armed Forces, Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke (Lord Alanbrooke).

Loyd Grossman
17 October 2005

‘The Living Heritage Memorial’ by Loyd Grossman

10 October 2005

On the 14 October, a special display will open in the Great Court of the British Museum to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of a unique fund which has helped to enrich the heritage of the UK.

24 September 2005

This Saturday (24 September) the National Gallery opens a special exhibition in the recently refurbished Room 1 to celebrate the National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Silver Jubilee and the 25 years of generous support the Fund has given to the gallery.

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).