UK Heritage Lottery grants fall

May 14 2018

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Picture: HLF

Bad news for UK museums; the Heritage Lottery Fund has significantly cut its annual grants, from £434m in 2016/17 to £305m last year. It seems far fewer people are buying National Lottery tickets. More here from Martin Bailey in The Art Newspaper.

HLF grants were the staple diet for major museum fundraising campaigns, especially for acquisitions since 2010. Does this mean that what I called a 'golden age' for museum acquisitions in the UK is coming to an end?

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