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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

UK Museum Storage Costs Millions

Storage costs for art in British Museums is costing over a million pounds per year. A Freedom of Information request put in by the BBC resulted in the finding. “The British Museum spent £86,280 in 2009 and 2010 mothballing 99% of its collection in storage.”Many museums in the capital keep an average of 90% of their collections stored away and the Museums Association says in view of the economic climate, with national museums facing funding cuts of 15%, venues are urged to offer more of their hidden collections on permanent display to the public. Read More....

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