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A rare medal belonging to William South, a former pupil of the London Foundling Hospital, who served on HMS Victory under Admiral Nelson, has been acquired by the Founding Museum
26 April 2019

A very significant addition to the collection, it is the only medal of its kind the Museum has, that relates to a foundling boys' military service in the eighteenth and...

29 March 2019

Contained in more than 400 boxes, the Granville Archive comprises the extensive papers of three aristocratic politicians – father, son and grandson – who exercised huge power as politicians and...

Victorian quarrying at Ham Hill
22 March 2019

73 acres of historic land at Ham Hill in Somerset, which includes extensive archaeological remains, has been secured for the nation.

Ruskin Archive collection
20 March 2019

Lancaster University and the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) are delighted to announce the purchase of the Whitehouse Ruskin Collection. This purchase has secured for the nation an unparalleled collection of the paintings and drawings, books and manuscripts, photographs and daguerreotypes of John Ruskin (1819–1900), the epoch-defining critic, artist, environmentalist and social thinker.

A Pair of Champagne Standard Lamps
14 March 2019

Purchased with support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund and the V&A Members, this pair of lamps were the joint creation of artist Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) and his...

Bruce-Oosterwijck longitude pendulum clock
11 December 2018

National Museums Scotland has acquired a historic Bruce-Oosterwijck longitude pendulum sea clock, which played an important role in the long quest for a practical way of determining longitude at sea; a problem that had made sea voyages incredibly hazardous.

Armistice Day November 11th 1918
22 November 2018

Thanks to funding from Art Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), Imperial War Museums (IWM) has successfully acquired Armistice Day (November 11 1918), an oil painting by renowned Irish wartime artist John Lavery.

12 October 2018

The restoration of one England’s most important historic gardens, the unique Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton in Somerset, is one step closer thanks to a £1.5million grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF).

The Boat Builders’ by John Bellany (1942-2013)
28 September 2018

After remaining in private ownership for some 55 years, one of the earliest and most significant paintings by internationally acclaimed artist the late John Bellany CBE, will go on permanent public display as part of the Scottish Maritime Museum’s new national art collection, it was announced today (Friday 28 September).

17 August 2018

Painting linking two Welsh icons will travel to Swansea in 2019 as part of Gallery’s Coming Home project

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