Thanks to a £11,100 National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) grant announced today, seven separate prehistoric hoards discovered in north Shropshire will join the permanent collection of Shropshire Museums.
A striking painting by French artist James Tissot has been acquired by National Museums NI thanks to a £90,000 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund along with donations from the Art Fund and Department for Communities.
The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire has acquired a work by pioneering British artist Ben Nicolson (1894-1982) thanks to a £1.5million National Heritage Memorial Fund grant, along with £500,000 from the Art Fund and donations from other trusts, foundations and individuals.
40 years of NHMF: when Skokholm Island was offered to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales for £500,000 in 2005, all efforts went into raising enough money to buy this unique habitat – but a rival bid created an unexpected emergency.
Thanks to support of over £370,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge and Tate have jointly acquired three important and rare sketchbooks by the self-taught artist and mariner Alfred Wallis (1855-1942).