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Museums & Heritage

Shutdown tests mettle of UK's last major bell foundry

Taylor’s in Loughborough faces uphill struggle in fundraising drive to restore decaying buildings and create new museum

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Films

Victorians in pictures: British Film Institute digitises archive of over 500 early silent films

Conservation experts carefully cleaned the fragile and flammable nitrate film so each frame could be individually scanned

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Museums & Heritage

V&A reapplies after lottery funding setback

Bid for Exhbition Road extension and underground gallery rejected

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern extension snubbed by Lottery Fund

The request was rejected as a 'low priority', with concerns about 'deliverability'

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A steams ahead in fundraising for new galleries

Money comes in, openings on course

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Anthony d'Offay

Tate and Scottish National Gallery in talks to acquire d’Offay collection

Legendary dealer is thought to own 700 works worth £100m

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National Lottery Heritage Fund

Three times lucky in Lottery funding as all applications awarded funds

The V&A, Museum of London, and National Museums of Scotland all get grants

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Fundraising

Will Reynolds’ Archers stay in the UK? A look at Tate's fundraising efforts and the effects of the Waverley Criteria

Tate needs over £2 million to buy the £3.2 million painting from an overseas buyer

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Museums

The National Gallery purchases Raphael’s Madonna of the pinks: What we know

The Raphael was bought by the National Gallery for £22 million in February 2004

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A drops Libeskind extension

£15 million Heritage Lottery Fund rejected

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Museums & Heritage

Libeskind extension turned down by Heritage Lottery Fund

The Victoria and Albert Museum is now likely to drop the £70 million project

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A’s spiralling lottery hopes

£15 million bid submitted for 'Spiral' extension

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National Trust

National Trust's total cost of saving Tyntesfield may be £50 million

The Trust is applying for a further £20 million grant to set up an endowment

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Nicholas Serota

Tate director, Nicholas Serota: Recent art is patrimony too

Serota discusses export laws and what is truly significant to public collections

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Joseph Beuys

Beuys multiples acquired by National Galleries of Scotland

This important addition to Scottish collections includes nearly all of his best multiples

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Tate

Tate forms partnerships with regional venues across Britain

An effort to increase the public's exposure to the National Collection

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June 1999

Two mega-donations for London museum expansions

With £20 million each, plans progress for the British Museum Great Court and the V&A's spiral

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A British Galleries delay

£12 million required to complete refurbishment project.

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Unesco

The aspirations of Chris Smith, new Labour Secretary of State for National Heritage

Smith hopes for Britain to rejoin UNESCO, aiming divert Lottery funds to health and education

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Museums & Heritage

Lottery winners and losers. £150 million to make Britain’s museums and galleries into world leaders

Victoria and Albert Museum’s £23 million British Galleries project sent back to the drawing board

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Tate

Important eighteenth-century and contemporary additions to Tate’s holdings

The works are from the Oppé collection and Janet Wolfson de Botton

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Westminster Abbey

The Westminster Retable: technically daring and now in danger

£250,000 needed to restore the greatest English medieval altarpiece

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National Trust

Chastleton goes into National Trust ownership

Jacobean Oxfordshire house purchased for £2 million