UK Export Report

July 21 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The UK's Department for Culture, Media and Sport have released their report on the Export of Objects of Cultural Interest for the years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

The top headline is that 12 objects representing a value of £7.6m were saved by the nation. £99.9m worth of deferred objects, including works by Joseph Wright of Derby, Canova, John Singer Sargent, Monet and Turner were not saved.

This stark comparison seems rather alarming, especially as only one painting out of the eleven deferred was saved. Let's hope this isn't a growing trend (!)

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