Joseph Mahoon's Double-manual harpsichord bveing inspected by professionals
3 September 2019

The Joseph Mahoon (fl. 1729 – 1771; d.1773) double-manual harpsichord, is significant because it is the only one of its type known to exist, and one of only two surviving...

Extract from the Lambton archive
30 August 2019

Durham University, has purchased the remarkable archives of John George Lambton, the first Earl of Durham and a key figure in nineteenth century politics, opening up the collection for study for the first time in over 40 years.

Ros Kerslake OBE
2 August 2019

An exceptionally rare, miniature painting entitled The Spanish Armada off the Coast of England, which was temporarily subject to a UK export bar, has been acquired by National Museums NI.

Hogarth painting
29 May 2019

City of Leicester Museums Trust secures William Wollaston and his Family in a Grand Interior

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.