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Museums & Heritage

Nearly 450 heritage rescue grants announced from UK's £1.57bn cultural bailout fund

First funding round hailed as a "lifeline" for heritage sites and specialists reeling from the pandemic, but job losses continue

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National Trust

National Trust—UK's largest conservation charity—to cut 1,300 jobs

The coronavirus-hit heritage body looks to save around £100m through redundancies

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Diary of an art historian

National Trust restructuring plans are ‘one of the most damaging assaults on art historical expertise ever seen in the UK’

Job cuts and planned repurposing of country houses will lead to a corporatisation of the nation's heritage sites

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Museums & Heritage

UK's historic houses fight for survival post-lockdown after financial crash

Heritage organisations such as the National Trust rely on visitors for most of their income—but they have been staying away

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coronavirus

More than 40 UK museums and conservators donate personal protective equipment to help NHS fight coronavirus

Conservation departments are sending gloves, masks and Tyvek suits to hospitals and ambulance services

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National Trust

National Trust wrongly accused of asset-stripping while government fails to keep its word

The Trust is negotiating endowments with the Treasury for five major country houses in its care

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Conservation & Preservation

Going undercover: Scotland's leaky Mackintosh treasure shielded by 197-tonne chainmail box

Hill House in Helensburgh has been covered to protect it from the rain while National Trust makes conservation plans

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How Qatar sidestepped the UK export system again

V&A and National Trust hoped to buy Clive of India’s treasures

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English Heritage

English Heritage to be split up

Reforms mean a charity, moving towards self-funding, will run historic buildings, with state-funded agency to manage built environment

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Art market

Peer to sell Brueghel from country house

Work offered to National Trust

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National Trust

National Trust Scotland faces member revolt

Members express concern about running of Trust

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National Trust

Fate of historic Scottish houses under severe threat

Concerns over collections as National Trust for Scotland closes three properties

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National Trust

National Trust needs £2m for Kenyan poet’s house

Otherwise the Wandworth house's unique decoration could be lost

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Tate

Tate's Van Dyck show on rocky ground as insurance obstacle may detain several works

Five iconic portraits may not be loaned to the exhibition due to legal anomaly

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Books

How the Verneys, whose seat, Claydon, is a National Trust treasure, fared in the turbulent 17th century

A true story of love, war and madness

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National Trust

Late Kenyan poet’s extraordinary house offered to National Trust

1815 Wandsworth villa with unique wooden fretwork interior

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Russia

A pilot restoration project modelled on the National Trust is being launched later this year in Russia

Putin looks to UK to save listed buildings

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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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English Heritage

Serious threats to England’s historic environment, says official report

English Heritage’s first “State of the Nation” report appeals for tax changes to help save country houses

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National Trust

National Trust membership reaches 3 million

The largest conservation body in Europe

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National Trust

National Trust acquires £5.7 million worth of art for Nostell Priory

Objects sold by former owner

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National Trust

National Trust buys William Morris’s house

Red House, Bexleyheath, to be preserved for the nation

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National Trust

William Morris’s house for the National Trust?

National Trust considers acquiring the Red House, Bexleyheath

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National Trust

Sir William Proby named chairman of the National Trust

The art world ronde

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National Trust

Fiona Reynolds is the new director general of Britain’s leading heritage charity

'I love the passion here'

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National Trust

UK's National Trust to catalogue its books collection with US funding

Around 500,000 volumes are scattered across 150 historic houses

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Books

The haphazard methods of art restoration over the past 400 years

Christine Sitwell and Sarah Staniforth (eds), Studies in the history of painting restoration

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Books

Museum and National Trust approaches to textile conservation

A valuable collection of papers from a recent symposium

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National Trust

National Trust finds rare Gothic altarpiece in stables

Seven hundred year-old painting was dismissed as nineteenth-century

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National Trust

Artist Derek Hill gives over eighty works of art to Mottisfont Abbey

First modern art collection for the National Trust

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Auctions

Mementoes of former glory in Ickworth sale

Sotheby’s were successful; the National Trust furious

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Auctions

The National Trust was not given the option to buy objects from Ickworth House by the Marquess of Bristol

Controversial stately sell-off

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France

National Trust à la française? Inspired by Britain’s National Trust, a new Fondation du Patrimoine looks likely to be set up in France this summer.

Culture minister proposes new heritage institution funded by public membership

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National Trust

The National Trust, the greatest “museum” in the UK celebrates its centenary with an exhibition of paintings from country houses at the National Gallery

A gentle heritage

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National Trust

National Trust serves a legal notice on the Marquess of Bristol's Ickworth House

National Trust tires of Marquess

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National Trust

Ha-Ha: the National Trust goes contemporary with outdoor art

England's stately homes embrace Davey and Goldsworthy

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National Trust

Chastleton goes into National Trust ownership

Jacobean Oxfordshire house purchased for £2 million

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Books

The National Trust’s 6000 paintings on microfiche

Large, unpublished collections now available

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Conservation & Preservation

The external restoration of Uppark House in West Sussex is virtually complete, two years after the fire which half gutted the building in August 1989

Restoration largest ever attempted by the National Trust

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Museums & Heritage

In memoriam: the V&A’s role in the study of historic houses

Care of Ham House and Osterley Park to be taken over by the National Trust