From Samuel Palmer to Paul Nash, this exhibition comprises some of the most striking and important acquisitions in the field of British drawings and watercolours made by the Ashmolean over the last six years.
The archive of the extended family of one of the greatest English Romantic poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, dating from the mid 18th to the early 20th centuries has been acquired by the British Library.
Tate has acquired one of the most important small-scale informal group portrait pieces by Francis Hayman (1708-1776).
On the 25 July 2006 the Lakeland Arts Trust (LAT) was awarded a grant of £465,596 by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) in order to save a fascinating collection of boats of international importance.
The largest, most comprehensive collection of books by and about Darwin ever assembled has been acquired by the Natural History Museum. Known as the Kohler Darwin collection, it includes nearly everything Darwin published from 1829 onwards.
My Ladye Nevells Booke, one of the finest music manuscripts of the Elizabethan age, has been acquired by the British Library as a result of a successful fundraising campaign and will go on public display for the first time from 6 June 2006.
Today, The National Portrait Gallery is delighted to announce that the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) has agreed to contribute £750,000 towards the acquisition of the portrait of John Donne. This very generous grant will help to secure the portrait for the nation.
A magnificent Charles II silver fruit dish has been purchased, and saved from export, by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
The British Museum is delighted to announce that it has acquired a rare and important Anglo-Saxon gold coin depicting Coenwulf King of Mercia (796-821).
A treasure trove of family, household and estate papers from the twelfth to the twentieth century has been saved for the nation.