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Polished jade axe-head dating from the early Neolithic, found at Newton Peverill
30 July 2007

Dorset County Museum successful in purchase of 6,000 year old jade axe-head.

Dumfries House
27 June 2007

Dumfries House, one of the UK’s most important 18th century classical houses, has been saved for the nation by a group of organisations and individuals brought together by The Prince of Wales.

Aerial photo of St Paul's Cathedral area
15 June 2007

A fragile and important collection of 800,000 aerial photos of Britain has been acquired for the nation by English Heritage and partners in Wales and Scotland, paving the way for it to be used and enjoyed by the public.

17	A View of Chiswick from the South-west by Pieter Andreas Rysbrack
12 June 2007

English Heritage secures rare painting for Chiswick House.

The Boar's Head Tureen
5 March 2007

The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Boar’s Head Tureen, one of the most flamboyant pieces of English rococo art in any medium.

The Blue Rigi by JMW Turner
1 March 2007

Turner’s The Blue Rigi has been saved for the nation, thanks to an overwhelming public response to a fundraising appeal launched by The Art Fund and Tate in January, and a major grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) announced today.

Anglo-Saxon sword hilt found at Market Rasen
5 January 2007

British Museum acquires exceptional new Anglo-Saxon find with help of NHMF.

Newark Torc
29 December 2006

A rare and exquisite 2,000-year-old gold choker known as the Newark dervishm@hlf.org.ukTorc has been acquired for £350,000 by Newark & Sherwood District Council’s Museum Service, made possible by a £285,000 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). Dating back to between 200 and 50 BC, it is one of the finest examples of Celtic jewellery ever recovered in the UK.

A pair of late 15th-century altar paintings on oak panels
8 December 2006

Museum of London wins medieval panel show.

Portrait of Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton by the Scottish painter Gavin Hamilton
8 November 2006

Hamilton Portrait of 18th century beauty acquired by Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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