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Design model for Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Easton Neston
19 May 2005

The RIBA is delighted to announce that it has purchased at auction the most important 17th century architectural model still in private hands: the design model for Nicholas Hawksmoor’s Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, commissioned by William Fermor, 1st Baron Lempster (1648-1711).

1 March 2005

In 2005 the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) celebrates its silver jubilee and the rich inheritance it has given to the public through its role as fund of last resort for the UK’s heritage.

Macclesfield Psalter
24 January 2005

Following the launch last September of a high-profile Art Fund campaign to save the export-stopped Macclesfield Psalter, this remarkable medieval manuscript has been secured for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Portrait of Thomas Howard
25 November 2004

The National Portrait Gallery is delighted to have acquired a highly significant portrait of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, one of the most powerful figures in the Elizabethan Court.

29 April 2004

National Heritage Memorial Fund gives nearly £1million to create UK’s first national memorial to Women of World War II

The Flying Scotsman in Doncaster
5 April 2004

Flying Scotsman, the world's most famous steam locomotive, will stay in Britain.

'Viotti’ Stradivari Violin
24 March 2004

The Royal Academy of Music is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its £250,000 application to the National Heritage Memorial Fund to buy the uniquely important ‘Viotti’ Stradivari Violin.

30 September 2003

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) today announced its first grant since almost emptying the funding pot to save Tyntesfield back in June 2002.

2 July 2003

Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has today announced the satisfactory conclusion of the Quinquennial Review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF).

Tyntesfield
19 March 2003

The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) awarded its largest ever award to help secure the future of the outstanding Victorian estate of Tyntesfield, near Bristol. 

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