Help For UK Museum Collections

The UK’s Heritage Lottery Fund is establishing a £3m fund to help museums whose acquisitions budgets have been slashed. “Museums have felt that in the flood of lottery money spent on new or remodelled buildings, the importance of the collections they hold has been forgotten. The situation has been predicted to become more acute, with the Heritage Lottery Fund squeezed by declining lottery ticket sales, and by the new lottery good cause, the 2012 Olympics.”