Capturing the public value of heritage

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Kate Clark

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

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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.

About the author

Kate Clark is a cultural heritage consultant former director of Sydney Living Museums.