Capturing the public value of heritage

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With budgets shrinking, all arts are under pressure but heritage culture is doing it toughest.

Croydon Museum in the UK is currently threatening to sell off museum collections in order to fund an arts complex. English Heritage is facing additional 10% cuts whilst the Arts Council cuts are ‘only’ 5%. Museums Libraries and Archives (MLA) was one of the very first organisations to disappear in the UK bonfire of the qango’s (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations) a few years ago.

Kate Clark

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