Saving The Culture

A government agency is warning that Great Britain “faces a cultural crisis if the government does not set up tax breaks to prevent important art going overseas.” The government has been scrambling recently to prevent several important works of art from winding up in the hands of US museums and collectors. So far, the only thing preventing the art export is a set of temporary bans, but officials say that the only permanent solution is to provide financial inducements for the art to stay in the UK. The US already has such a system.